Monthly Archives: July 2013

Annal Nayyar offers training as an alternative option to actually carrying out this dedicated function-Responsible Officer – please read on

Annal Nayyar offers Training on the role of a Responsible officer

Annal Nayyar offers training as an alternative option to actually carrying out this dedicated function

Training will be based on the requirements of the Academies Financial Handbook and look to cover the essential elements of a school visit, areas to sample, production of the report and presentation to the Governors. Also linkage with the External Auditors to maintain close collaboration

Annal Nayyar- Capital Funding Update

Annal Nayyar-  Capital Funding  Update

The DfE are providing around £820 million to fund new school places in local authorities (LAs) with high levels of basic need.

The money will fund 45 new schools, and permanent expansion of 333 schools, creating around 74,000 new school places. These are made up of 60,700 new primary places, around 8,000 new secondary places, around 2,700 new places in all-through schools and around 3,000 places in special schools

The regional breakdown of places is:

Region

Expected number of
new places
in new schools

Expected number of
new places
in expanding schools

Expected number of
new places

East Midlands

210

3,233

3,443

East of England

1,522

3,446

4,968

London

6,947

22,649

29,596

North East

0

462

462

North West

1,341

2,727

4,068

South East

3,720

10,517

14,237

South West

2,513

5,785

8,298

West Midlands

395

2,930

3,325

Yorkshire and the Humber

3,785

2,500

6,285

 

Annal Nayyar – blogs on how you can find information School charging

Annal Nayyar – blogs on how you can find information School charging

The purpose of this advice is to help headteachers and governing bodies set out their policies on charging and remission for school activities and school visits.

Full details on the law on charging for school activities in schools maintained by local authorities in England is set out in Sections 449-462 of the Education Act 1996. This advice accurately reflects the terms of the Education Act 1996, but it is not a substitute for those terms.

Schools must ensure that they inform parents on low incomes and in receipt of the benefits listed on page 4 of the advice of the support available to them when being asked for contributions towards the cost of school visits.

Annal Nayyar – blogs on how you can find information on Efficiency and value for money in schools

Annal Nayyar – blogs on how you can find information on Efficiency and value for money in schools

How schools spend their money has a profound impact on pupils’ achievement and future prospects. Schools have autonomy over the use of their budgets and so it is for heads and governors to determine at school level how to secure better value for money. All schools should be working to make savings, spending their funds prudently and looking to make the most of their money in order to invest in teaching and learning. On 26 June 2013 the Department for Education announced the results of a review  they had conducted on efficiency in schools.

The report identifies a number of characteristics which are common to many of the more efficient schools and proposes a number of actions that schools, government and our partners can take to support greater efficiency in schools

Annal Nayyar – blogs on how you can find schools in England and view school performance, characteristics and spend per pupil data and for academies, their latest set of financial accounts.

Annal Nayyar – blogs on how you can find schools in England and view school performance, characteristics and spend per pupil data and for academies, their latest set of financial accounts.

Annal Nayyar – Interesting News – Leicestershire consults public on saving £100m

 

Annal Nayyar – Interesting News – Leicestershire consults public on saving £100m

Leicestershire consults public on saving £100m

Leicestershire County Council is asking the public to have their say on how it can save £100m – a third of its budget – over the next five years.

The council is running an online survey to find out what taxpayers think its priorities should be.

Deputy leader and finance spokesman, Byron Rhodes, said it was ‘inevitable’ that the council would need to provide services in different ways given the continued reductions from Government and the rising demand for services.

‘That’s why it’s so important that people take part in our consultation, to help us to develop our future direction,’ Mr Rhodes said.

The council, which has already saved £63m in the last three years, is considering developing alternative services jointly with other authorities and agencies. It is also looking at adopting a service commissioning approach and reducing services.

Annal Nayyar – Reports on news that Dozens of ‘outstanding’ schools downgraded

Annal Nayyar – Reports on news that Dozens of ‘outstanding’ schools downgraded

More than 100 schools previously rated “outstanding” by Ofsted inspectors have lost their top rankings after changes to the system in England.

The schools have been reinspected since September, after changes aimed at putting more weight on teaching.

In the past, it was possible to be rated outstanding even though inspectors judged teaching and learning were not of the highest standard.

But that was changed in September, when other new rules also came in.

Now only schools that are rated outstanding for teaching and learning can normally get the highest ranking.

The latest figures show that out of 155 schools inspected since last September which had previously been rated outstanding overall but not for teaching and learning, fewer than a third – 44 schools – kept that ranking.

Of the others, 91 schools were rated “good”, while 20 were told they needed to improve. Two of this last group were given the lowest rating of “inadequate”.

I have worked with Annal Nayyar on a number of projects, where I have found his knowledge and clarity on all aspects of education financial management extremely helpful,

I have worked with Annal Nayyar on a number of projects, where I have found his knowledge and clarity on all aspects of education financial management extremely helpful, especially as it is clearly founded on a wealth of experience from working in and with local authorities and schools. His dedication and commitment to giving a high quality and professional service  shines through, always ready to help, responding promptly to any queries or requests for advice.( ex  – dfe advisor)

Annal Nayyar has an outstanding understanding of school finance, including the complexities of financing a special school and Pru (Alternative Provision)

Annal  Nayyar has an outstanding understanding of school finance, including the complexities of financing a special school and Pru (Alternative Provision) . Knowing that he is working alongside my finance team has lifted a great weight of my shoulders allowing me to concentrate on other things: things that I came into education to do.” (Head teacher )

 

Annal Nayyar- We work with FIS to support our financial procedures in school, and this support has been a blessing

Annal Nayyar- We work with FIS to support our financial procedures in school, and this support has been a blessing. I am now confident as a head teacher that our financial procedures are robust and sound, we are planning ahead effectively and are able to demonstrate that we provide value for money. The major head ache that comes with financial accountability has been seriously relieved since we started this partnership. FIS are always professional, precise, polite and always at pains to explain to me what I need to know in words I understand. (Head teacher )