Financial Health Check

Amidst a culture of growing autonomy and during a period of fiscal challenge, ASCL brings a sharp focus to the need for a more commercial and business-related approach to leadership together with the management of resources to ensure schools are effective, efficient, sustainable and fit for purpose.

We can provide wide-ranging support, delivered by experienced professionals to help schools build financial resilience into their strategic financial planning. We will work with schools to evaluate their financial efficiency, recognise where future vulnerabilities lie and take a solution-based approach to setting achievable and time-bound action plans that address acute financial contexts. Our work with schools will always be underpinned by our commitment to the delivery of value for money and the imperative that change must be in the interests of the young people in the education system.

Our services include strategic financial planning, curriculum-led budget planning, risk management, monitoring and reporting, recovery planning, reviews of policies and internal financial controls and procedures, facilities/estates management, skills audits.

Our experience shows that one size cannot fit all with regard to how support is most appropriately and cost-effectively delivered. Whilst the tools that we use and the best practice guidance that we offer is consistent, we will combine remote data analysis with onsite school visits to ensure that the value for money principle is upheld for all schools that purchase our services.

Our fee structure for consultancy work is as follows:

Standard Full Day = £750 plus expenses plus VAT
Standard Half Day = £500 plus expenses plus VAT
Hourly Rate = £150 plus expenses plus VAT