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.
The number of schools with budgets in the red has quadrupled in four years, according to research carried out by The Education Policy Institute, so how can the management and allocation of existing funds be used to aid this problem?
With the standard rate of Maternity and Paternity Statutory Pay set to increase, we look at how employees and employers can deal with these changes. In PS Financials’ HR and Payroll solution, PS People, automatic rules applied within the system allow for the simple and effective implementation and planning of SMP to employees across a school or trust, with all calculations and timings worked out 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.
In 2015/16, a total of 2.16 million days were lost to teacher sickness absence, which equates to an average of 4.1 days lost for every teacher.
When teachers are absent, a fundamental requirement is to have supply teachers to cover the classes for that day, which subsequently results in additional costs for schools and Multi Academy Trusts (MATs). With budgets as tight as ever across the sector, preparing for these types of costs could be the difference between being in budget, and over; so how can technology help?
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.
Every year, the Budget sparks conversations and debates across industries, and this year has been no different. Whilst many of those in the education sector argue that this capital investment is not enough, Jonathan Simons, Education policy commentator and former government adviser, suggests that any extra funding into schools is a ‘good announcement’, so how can this help?
The purpose of a good financial management system is to ensure your staff are saving time, helping processes run as efficiently as possible and helping to produce accurate reports without hours of manual labour. Over the past decade, financial software has changed the way organisations not only operate, but how they report.
With academies under increasing pressure to cut costs and improve efficiency, many are looking to streamline processes and are turning to technology to help them do so. In fact, forward-thinking academies have proven that by reducing costs or eliminating ineffective processes through technology, money can be saved. So, how can this help you?