The Value for Money Efficiency Review Service is all about helping academies and schools get the best value they can out of their resources – I’m not just talking about cost savings, but also about the best use of skills, people and opportunities available.
This bespoke review helps each academy/school to explore the challenges they face by developing action plans to help address them, and providing advice on where to get further help. The advice provided is confidential to the school.
The M2M School Business Management Consultant will spend two / three hours with the Headteacher/Business Manager/Bursar or Finance Officer to explore the key challenges facing the academy / school and to identify actions that will help them get the most from their spending. It touches on anything that could help the school improve, from remodeling support staff teams and the structure of school leadership teams to procurement spending and inter-school collaboration.
Before the visit the academy/school are asked to answer a brief questionnaire and highlight two areas from the list below where they feel they would benefit from support and advice on :
Academy Staffing Structure – how the Academies workforce is structured and managed – Remodelling of Support Staff
Leadership – how the Academy’s Leadership is structured and managed
Strategic Management – how the Academy/School manages resources to achieve value for money
Collaboration and Partnership – how the School collaborates with other organisations/academies/schools/clusters
Challenge and Governance – role of the Governing Body and Audit Committee in challenging and supporting delivery of value for money.
Procurement Performance – obtaining the most appropriate goods/services the best price.