LGSS Education Finance

LGSS Education Finance

We will help you manage the school finances by advising and guiding you through the budget cycle from building initial budgets, ongoing monitoring and forecast outturn support.

In the current economic climate and with the expectation on schools to achieve efficiency savings in future years, the need for good medium term planning has become paramount, ensuring schools can continue to deliver excellent education standards whilst balancing these against obtaining best value from the available financial resources.

The packages available provide governors and headteachers with the necessary support and training to allow them to effectively manage the financial position within their school. Support is offered to both maintained schools and academies.

For full service details please view our brochure or find out more here.

Standard Service - £2220

We have developed this service to be appropriate for the needs of the majority of primary and special schools. It combines regular strategic support from your school financial adviser with the operational backup provided by our helpline and budgeting support service.

Enhanced Service - Dependent on level of service required.

This is designed for schools who like to have frequent contact with their school financial adviser and provides a high level of strategic advice for the Head and Governors. It offers the security of effective operational backup, which may be extended to include a full range of school based administrative support.

Light Touch - £1360

Designed for the more experienced schools wishing to avail themselves of operational backup, but needing less strategic advice. Please note with the Light Touch package the visit will be to assist with the building of the annual budget and schools will have to ensure that they have the relevant information available on the day of the visit.

Finance Staff Support

This service is designed to support schools through the processes needed to successfully handle financial administration in schools. It supports both new and existing finance staff within schools. Each individual package will be tailored to the needs of the school.

Recruitment Service: £510

Operational Support

Additional Financial Adviser Visits: £255 *

SFSO Visits: £67 per hour

Remote Helpline: £520

* cost applies to extra visits for schools who have bought in to a Standard or Enhanced package as a minimum, for light touch schools additional visits are £300 per visit.

Contact

Ray Byford

ray.byford@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

01223 699 753