Could a PFI contract build us a shelter to weather the storms of funding cuts?

I can’t believe I’m doing this… I can’t believe I’m doing this, but I think I might be about to write a piece on the benefits of PFI. Reading Ed Dorrell’s piece in the TES today (21/04/17) on The True Cost of PFI, I found myself almost (almost) defending the PFI contract I recently inherited. After many… Continue reading Could a PFI contract build us a shelter to weather the storms of funding cuts?

General Election – a School Business Manager’s To-Do list

Tear up the 3 year budget plan. The concept of forward planning has been a little, ahem, challenging in recent years and, on the whole, Governing Bodies have taken our 3-5 year financial planning with a relatively large pinch of salt. I’ve spent hours trying to manipulate staffing spreadsheets to bear a passing resemblance to what I instinctively… Continue reading General Election – a School Business Manager’s To-Do list