This website provides useful advice, guidance and support for Headteachers, Senior Leaders, School Business Managers and Finance staff in schools and academies who subscribe to our service.
Subscribers will have a login to access much of the information.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Helpdesk number: 01454 863288
Monday to Thursday: 8.30am to 4.30pm
Friday 8.30am to 4.00pm
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SFVS - 31 March 2022 - to Internal Audit
HCSS helpline: 0845 340 4546
Financial Systems Helpdesk: 01454 865167 or 5180
Schools Finance Helpline: 01454 863288
Schools Finance email: email@example.com
Due to Covid, all SFO's are working from home and can be contacted via their direct line.
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If you are new in post, please contact your SFO for your copy of the SBM financial handbook. It's packed full of information you will find useful in your first few months.
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Preparing for year end and 22/23 budget preparation – SF/22/083
Tuesday 1 March 2021
10.00am to 11.30am
School Funding – the details – SF/22/085
Monday 14 February 2022
9.30am to 11.00am
You can find each edition under 'Information & Guidance', 'Newsletters'
No 31/2021 16 Feb - Spring training courses, overtime, cancelling commitments, pupil premium download report
No 30/2021 09 Feb - Spring training courses, budget monitoring visits, evaluation forms, booking budget visits, budget setting checklists
No 29/2021 02 Feb - Spring training courses, booking on training courses, SFS for federations
No 28/2021 26 Jan - Spring training courses, emails to Controls, SFVS
No 27/2021 19 Jan - Spring training courses, school meals and the school census, income on exception report, getting ready for year end
No 26/2021 12 Jan - Spring training courses, help desk number, national savings CCV
No 25/2021 05 Jan - Spring training courses, part time teachers pay, grants for PTA, workforce fund update, PPG update, school-led tutoring grant update
No 24/2021 15 Dec - RB uploads, School purchase cards, spring training courses
No 23/2021 8 Dec - Ordering from Integra IT, Academic mentors
No 22/2021 1 Dec - Workforce fund, internet access grants, DfE funded training, qualifications funding
No 21/2021 24 Nov - Revised budget submission, revised budgets into Civica, EHCP's
No 20/2021 17 Nov - Salary statements, SFVS
No 19/2021 10 Nov - Condition Improvement Fund, School led tutoring update, sickess claim form
No 18/2021 03 Nov - School led tutoring update, Sept salary errors, overtime detail codes, coding on claim forms, PE Grant, Pupil Premium
No 17/2021 20 Oct - Before your meeting
No 16/2021 13 Oct - SFO's Oct / Nov, RB checklists, VAT change
No 15/2021 6 Oct - SFO's Oct / Nov, RB checklists, School led tutoring premium, recovery premium funding, sickness claims, authorised signatories form
No 14/2021 22 Sept - training courses, unallocated income, Civica reports
No 13/2021 15 Sept - training courses, SBM financial handbook, UIFSM & PE Grant, Overtime detail codes, overtime or casual, Revised Budgets
No 12/2021 08 Sept - training courses, Recovery Premium funding, PPG, SPP, detail code list, Civica issues, Revised Budgets
No 11/2021 14 July - training courses, message from Internal Audit, VAT on adult meals, sickness claims, financial informaion on websites, unallocated income, UIFSM income allocations, new detail codes
No 10/2021 30 June - training courses, Schools VAT update, sickness claims and Covid
No 09/2021 23 June - training courses, Employers' contribution rate for support staff, PE/Sports Grant, PRW claim form, Service PP, one off payment for schools with NQT
No 08/2021 16 June - training courses, detail code 9220, sickness claim form, recovery premium, direct debits, budgets in Civica
No 07/2021 9 June - PE/Sports Grant, Pupil Premium funding, Bath Spa/UWE income, training courses
No 06/2021 26 May - budget submissions, Integra insurance claim forms, training courses, half term
No 05/2021 19 May - budget submissions, support staff pay offer, publishing budgets, uploading budgets, request for payment, Integra insurance claim forms
No 04/2021 12 May - budget submissions, upcoming training courses
No 03/2021 05 May - budget submissions, sickness claim forms, school uniform
No 02/2021 28 April - budget submissions, change in conditions re Covid catch up grant, DFC allocations for 21/22.
No 01/2021 21 April - Schools Finance team, budget submissions, school meals during Covid-19 & FSM reimbursement, mass testing funding, VAT update, Civica & ransomware attack, Stripe payments, detail codes, detail code 9220.