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FFT Aspire

What is FFT Aspire? FFT Aspire is a reporting and data tool for schools, local authorities and academy chains. It provides a range of dashboards and reports that support school evaluation and target setting. Buckinghamshire schools and academies can purchase a discounted subscription to FFT Aspire through the School Management Support Team. FFT Aspire FFT subscriptions are available to order on the Traded Services website (under School Management Support Team) Buy FFT Aspire subscription Please…

Finance committees

"Although the primary responsibility of a school is to provide the best education possible for its pupils, control over a delegated budget brings with it a responsibility for financial stewardship" Audit Commission Each governing board has a statutory responsibility for the financial management of the delegated budget in their school. As a whole, they are accountable for the standards of education provided and for balancing cost and effectiveness. Above all, governors need to ensure that they a…

Finance Overview

Finance Overview (previously Finance Day) To provide an overview of all areas within Finance and the opportunity to meet with Finance staff. Suitable For : All Finance Staff, in particular new Finance Staff and new Head teachers. Date : 25th & 26th November 2020 Training Schedule Please book your place via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/schools-finance-overview-tickets-128646466043 by 19th November. Please ensure you book for both days , the cost will cover both days even if you only…

Finance zone

Finance zone Finance guidance during the Coronavirus pandemic A new bursar? Need guidance about what you need to do and when? View our Finance responsibilities calendar for maintained schools Schools e-forms portal Service desk portal

Financial management

Background Each Governing board has a statutory responsibility for the financial management of the delegated budget in its school. Governors are accountable for the standard of education provided and for balancing cost and effectiveness. Maintained schools must complete the Schools Financial Value Standard (SFVS) annually, and academies are required to make an annual Financial Management and Governance Evaluation (FMGE) return. Review frequency: annually Local guidance Finance (SchoolsWeb) DfE…

Fleet management

Regulations for the use of vehicles Transport services Guidance notes (M1 Finance Local management Handbook) We support all BCC owned vehicles. We provide legal, technical, specification and maintenance advice to users. We provide vehicles on a contract hire basis. Departments who purchase their own vehicles must have periodic safety inspections carried out by us. The charge includes arranging the annual MOT test including the collection and delivery of the vehicle, renewal of the vehicle excis…

Footsteps

Footsteps is a practical pedestrian training scheme aimed at children in year 1 to year 2, which develops awareness of roads and helps them live safely with traffic. Children are taken into the local area with a trained tutor to observe the traffic and discuss road safety. It forms part of the portfolio of pedestrian training programme New Journey, which includes: First Steps - for pre-school children Making Tracks - which is aimed at children moving on from primary to secondary school Footstep…

Foundation Stage eProfiles

eProfile - Important information – September 2016 Those schools currently using the eProfile may like to know that the software developer has updated the system to a browser-based platform. As a result, from September 2016 eProfile Standard, the standalone version of eProfile, is being discontinued but is being replaced by eProfile Cloud. The new eProfile Cloud will run from software which needs to be installed on a user’s computer and a single site licence will cover all school staff, whether…

Free school meals

Free school meals guidance during the Coronavirus pandemic Free School Meals Eligibility Schools have two options for checking eligibility for Free School Meals: Schools that have signed up for the Eligibility Checking Service If your school has signed up for this service then the LA will check eligibility for Free School Meals on the schools behalf without the requirement for paper evidence of benefits. Please click the link below for details on how to use this service Information if your scho…

Fun day

The JRSO Fun Day is an annual event that is offered as an Induction Training for new JRSOs. It helps them and their Helpers understand their role and gives them ideas to undertake their duties at your school. Fun Day 2019 The annual Fun Day is on Friday 18 October 2019. This year’s event is being held at a different venue, located at The Coach House, Green Park, Aston Clinton. More details to follow in September although schools are welcome to register their interest now . What’s the fun day al…

Funding

The DfE has funded a School Improvement Monitoring and Brokering Grant since September 2017. The purpose of this grant is to allow Local Authorities to continue to monitor performance of schools, broker school improvement provision and intervene as appropriate. Buckinghamshire County Council will use these monies to: Provide reimbursement of Champion costs and expenses to Support Schools Provide financial support for Enhancement Group projects Provide financial assistance for specific projects…

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