Our new webinar programme is back this Spring with new topics to provide you with an insight of topical and informative subjects from across the Education sector.
Financial management systems (FMS) are notably a key investment for schools, so these are our top tips on choosing the right school finance system for you.
Secondary schools are facing a shortfall of 30,000 classroom teachers, and with pupil numbers set to increase by a huge 540,000 (19%) by 2025, school leaders are left searching for ways of managing staff shortages in both the short and long term.
With more than 3,000 people coming together from schools, colleges and multi-academy trusts (MAT) to share ideas tomorrow, the Schools and Academies Show offers us the chance to gain a fresh perspective on the current challenges in education.
For the fifth year in a row, training targets for teaching have been missed, as reported last month by the BBC*. With a clear lack in the recruitment of permanent trainee teachers, schools are at the centre of the funding issue, accumulating expenses of around £835m per year through the recruiting of supply teachers. The Education Secretary, Damian Hinds, has pledged to prioritise the staff recruitment problem across the sector, but what can really be done about this crisis?
With the Department for Education announcing that teacher numbers are at their lowest since 2013, HR functions in Academies and Multi Academy Trusts (MATs) will now play an increasingly important role in institutions, especially where staff recruitment is concerned. With these sector-specific challenges, many organisations are realising the benefits of modern technology in the school office, could this help you with efficiencies?
Across the UK, the public sector has had a cap on pay rises since 2011, initially with the two-year pay freezes, followed by the 1% pay caps – until now. Earlier this week, on Tuesday 24th July, the BBC reported an announcement by the UK government, stating they would be giving pay rises to a million people in the public sector. Government changes happen, often without warning! Having a stress-free back-office management solution, with an integrated financial management, HR and Payroll system, ensures your institution are best placed to manage change in an effective manner.