Following agreement with Schools Forum in December 2019, a formal Finance SLA will not be offered for 2020/21 & 2021/22.
Schools will continue to receive support including termly visits, financial advice etc.
Instead School’s Finance support will be funded through the existing de-delegation model. Schools will not incur any additional cost as this is contained within the current de-delegation levels.
Schools Forum recognises that in the current financial climate, schools need a different and more hands on support service. Over the last year or so, finance has been developing the service to meet today’s challenges. The feedback so far has been very positive and we hope to build on this.
Over the two year period we will continue to build on the work we have been undertaking including the development of a new offer for 2022/23.
I would be grateful for any feedback that you may have, as well as details of any support you would like us to consider for inclusion in the future Service Level Agreement.
I would like to thank you in advance for this opportunity and continue to look forward to working with you all.
on behalf of the Schools finance team