Monthly Archives: July 2015

Fis-edsolutions provides In-depth knowledge of all school financial requirements, processes, project management skills to deliver academy transfers (both sponsored and traditional convertors), and client base includes currently working with major corporate educational specialists on a number of school based projects. Thorough understanding of all the accounting requirements, standards and processes required by all internal and external stakeholders.

Fis-edsolutions provides In-depth knowledge of all school financial requirements, processes, project management skills to deliver academy transfers (both sponsored and traditional convertors), and client base includes currently working with major corporate educational specialists on a number of school based projects.

 Thorough understanding of all the accounting requirements, standards and processes required by all internal and external stakeholders.

Fis-edsolutions provides support across Free Schools – Service provided from bid submission to set up and readiness to open stage.

Currently providing financial services to Local Authority Schools, Academies (includes Multi Academy Trusts) and Free Schools. Corporate clients also supported

 

Areas of work covered include:

Schools Finance, Academy Status – Including Free school set up , Governor Training ,responsible Officer Provision

Local Authority Finance: Central Services coordination and management, Adult and Children services, Budgeting Monitoring, Closure of accounts, Section 151 duties and responsibilities

Member and officer training

Option appraisals

Budget setting

Medium term planning

Fis-edsolutions knowledge of Finance for Education has proved – and is proving – to be a great asset. The support that our Finance Team has received has been excellent. Annal understands the day to day running of our establishment and the pressures that we are under, and works with us to achieve our financial responsibilities. (Business Manager)

Fis-edsolutions    knowledge of Finance for Education has proved – and is proving – to be a great asset. The support that our Finance Team has received has been excellent. Annal understands the day to day running of our establishment  and the pressures that we are under, and works with us to achieve our financial responsibilities. (Business Manager)

fis-edsolutions ltd reports The EFA have published the 2015 edition of the Academies Financial Handbook, which comes into effect on 1 September 2015. The changes in the 2015 edition are summarised on pages 5 and 6.

The EFA have published the 2015 edition of the Academies Financial Handbook, which comes into effect on 1 September 2015.

The changes in the 2015 edition are summarised on pages 5 and 6.

Fis-edsolutions ltd blogs Rise in secondary school pupils over next decade

The number of pupils attending England’s secondary schools is set to rise by 20% over the course of the next decade, government figures show.

By 2024, nearly 3.3 million pupils are expected to be attending state-funded secondaries, compared with just over 2.7 million in 2015, a rise of 547,000.

The increase is mainly due to the upturn in the birth rate since 2002, the Department for Education says.

The rise follows years of falling rolls due to low birth rates in the 1990s.

State primary schools in England will also see a rise in pupil numbers, although not as great as in secondary schools due to lower birth rates in 2013.

The primary population is projected to be 4, 712,000 in 2024 – 336,000 higher than in 2015.

Low predictions

The DfE figures also show that projections in 2014 were slightly too low, with 75,000 more children than forecast set to enrol in state primary and secondary schools by 2024.

There will be 20,00 more pupils than originally predicted in secondary schools in 2024 and 55,000 more in primary schools by 2023.

 

Fis-edsolutions ltd blogs Committee begins inquiry into role of Regional Schools Commissioners

The Education Committee announces inquiry into the role of Regional Schools Commissioners.

Written submissions are invited addressing the following points:

  • What the role of Regional Schools Commissioners currently is, how this might change as the academies landscape evolves, and what the role of RSCs should be
  • Whether there are sufficient RSCs and Headteacher Boards to fulfil their expanding role, and whether they have adequate resources
  • What evidence exists on the early operation of RSCs in terms of their impact, and how this impact should be measured
  • What relationship RSCs should have with Ofsted, local authorities, the DfE, individual schools and local communities
  • How RSCs should be held to account in their role

The deadline for receipt of evidence is midday on Wednesday 9 September 2015. Submissions can be made through the inquiry page.

 

Fis-edsolutions ltd reports BBC release- GCSE league tables out early to help parents choose school

Secondary school league tables in England are going to be published earlier this year so parents can compare the most recent GCSE results when choosing schools.

At present, school league tables are published in January – after the application process has finished.

But from this year, the Department for Education will publish provisional GCSE results in mid-October.

Schools Minister Nick Gibb said it would provide a more “informed choice”.

The plans, announced by the Department for Education, will mean that parents looking at local secondary school places for the following autumn will have the most up-to-date exam results, at least in provisional form.

Rival league tables

At present, families may be shown individual school results from the most recent summer exams, but the official comparisons are based on results from the previous year.

The full performance tables will still be published in January, but a provisional version will be brought forward to the autumn term.

They will be on a searchable website, so parents can draw up comparative league tables for their local area.

Fis-edsolutions ltd blogs a new A Academies Financial Handbook 2015

The EFA  are currently finalising the Academies Financial Handbook 2015, which will come into force from 1 September 2015. They expect to publish this later in July .