Independent schools insights

Independent schools insights

Here our experienced education team provide a useful source of insight into recent developments and issues affecting the independent school sector and best practice advice to empower your school to meet future challenges head-on.

For further information on any of the below topics please contact Nick Sladden, Head of Charities and Independent Schools.

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End of term report - Summer 2019

As schools prepare for the summer break, the Teachers’ Pension scheme continues to dominate discussions at management and board level. But what should your school do and what else needs to be on the board’s agenda?

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Future proof your school

We have produced a Governance, Risk and Control best practice guide to assist schools in assessing their own stability and resilience, to equip you with the tools you need to move forward with confidence. 

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End of term report - Spring 2019

Now is the time to decide whether to leave the Teachers’ Pensions scheme, what is the right decision for your school? Also included, are your anti-Money laundering policies up to scratch and are you rewarding your teachers in the right way?

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End of term report - Autumn 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, independent schools continue to face known and uncertain financial challenges including teachers' pensions increases and the potential loss of rates relief.

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End of term report - Summer 2018

In this end of term report we discuss the following: Independent schools reserves, FRS 102 Triennial Review, Beyond the balance sheet, Five core influences of cultural success and why they matter, and Making tax digital.
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Reserving the future | Financial policies in independent schools

Reserves are much more than a statement about the financial health of your school. A robust reserves position will send a clear message to parents and other stakeholders that you are well-led, well-managed and well-run.  

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Board assurance: a toolkit for independent schools

As further uncertainties and opportunities present themselves in the independent schools sector, it is vital that your governors ensure your school’s governance and risk management arrangements are sufficiently robust to cope. 

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End of term report - Spring 2018

Welcome to the Spring End of Term Report. As schools get ready for summer term, they must also prepare for the upcoming deadlines for two new areas of compliance.

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End of term report - Autumn 2017

In this End of Term Report, we look at two staff cost areas for schools to consider.

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