We were delighted to sponsor the KM Charity Sussex Teacher of the Year Awards 2018 which culminated in the awards ceremony on Wednesday 13 June at the Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel. The evening was hosted by the charity’s chief executive Simon Dolby, who along with Cllr Jackie Quinn, Brighton Council and Catherine Spencer former England rugby captain, welcomed guests to the awards.
Over the weekend the ESFA published the Academies Financial Handbook 2018 (AFH2018) and this will replace the 2017 version with effect from 1 September 2018. A full copy of the Handbook can be found here.
Earlier this year the Public Accounts Committee’s report on academies recommended that schools seek Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) approval for related party transactions going forward as they felt the current rules are “too weak”.
We are proud to have sponsored the Kent Teacher of the Year Awards 2018 as a Key Partner in the search for school stars. Held at the Mercure Great Danes Hotel in Maidstone on Friday 18 May, it was a wonderful evening co-hosted by Simon Dolby, chief executive of the KM Charity Team, and Nicola Everett, news editor for kmfm.
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This was the wisdom of US President George W Bush. But for those who have the task to develop budgets or be involved in the process of developing budgets, it is important to have a good knowledge of the budgeting principles that can make a difference to the financial health of an organisation. Failure to engage in sound processes can be one of the main reasons why organisations fail.
It is important that charities of all sizes have a basic number of policies in place to ensure good procedures and governance. Complex charities will need more policies and procedures than smaller charities but the actual number needed will also depend on other things, such as the area in which the charity operates. The trustees may delegate the preparation and monitoring of the policies to the management team, but it is the Trustee Board’s ultimate responsibility to ensure that appropriate policies and procedures exist and that they are up to date.
On Thursday 26 April the Independent School Symposium hosted by NatWest and our specialist education team took place at our Horsham Office. The event considered the latest issues facing Independent Schools, particularly in relation to employment matters. Some of the issues discussed included: