Staff as you mean to go on!

Article from FundEd Magazine – May 2017

This is an article that I have recently had published in FundEd Magazine. It’s poignant given the challenges that many of us have faced with balancing the budget this time.

The financial pressures caused by rising staffing costs, the introduction of the apprenticeship levy, stagnant income, rising non-staffing costs… the list goes on… have made this years budget one of the most challenging I have faced and I know that I’m not alone.

More than ever Business Managers need to carefully plan and ensure good financial management practices are in place, to provide a sustainable accurate financial plan.

My article focuses on ideas for finding efficiencies in the staffing budget. With suggestions linked to nurturing existing staff; creative thinking; maximising skills available and utilising collaboration.

It is vital for me when I am setting a budget that it firstly meets the business needs, in the case of a school that it meets pupil needs; that it is in a surplus position overall; that it is realistic and that it is sustainable going forward.

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