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A brief guide to finance

New headteachers need to get a firm grip on the finances if they’re going to run a successful school

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Effective financial management in schools is critical, particularly at a time when headteachers are struggling to make ends meet.

Employing a specialist to take care of a school’s budget leaves headteachers free to focus their attentions on teaching and learning. But what if you do not have a school business manager?

Here are some tips to help you make those hard choices about resources, investment, performance and priorities.

Context, context, context

The context of your school will determine who you should be working with on financial matters. If yours is a maintained school, establish a ...

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