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Academy risk register analysis 2019
Hannah Catchpool

19 September 2019

The academy sector has faced many challenges and risks since inception and these look set to continue in 2019 and beyond. RSM’s latest risk register analysis enables you to compare your academy trust’s risk profile with that of others. This helps you to consider ‘how do our risks compare?’ and ‘are we missing any key risks?’. Click here to find out more and download our report.

Academy back to school report - Spring 2019
Hannah Catchpool

31 January 2019

RSM’s latest academy back to school report includes articles on managing the threat of fraud in the education sector, technology in the classroom and improving the financial efficiency through effective curriculum planning. Download your copy of the report now.

Top tips for academy trusts budgeting in excel
Hannah Catchpool

24 September 2018

If you are an academy trust and prepare your budgets using excel spreadsheets, we have highlighted tips and techniques for you to consider which are intended to help you respond to the refined requirements of the ESFA’s Academies Financial Handbook 2018.

Academy back to school report - Autumn 2018
Hannah Catchpool

24 September 2018

RSM’s latest academy back to school report includes articles on Academy Financial Handbook considerations, top tips for budgeting and ensuring the financial model is robust, beyond the balance sheet and the importance of being an operating lease. Click here to download your copy of the report.

Back to school report – Summer 2018
Hannah Catchpool

15 May 2018

This edition is a focus on employee matters, some from the perspective of the employee and others the employer. All useful reminders of topical matters. In addition we have a special contribution from Sir David Carter, the National Schools Commissioner.

Academies back to school report - Spring 2018

31 January 2018

This edition is a special collaboration between RSM and BWB, with articles also authored by an Academy Trust CEO reflecting on their decision to convert to a multi-academy trust.

Working with related parties

26 April 2017

The academies financial handbook guidance on working with related parties is confusing and complex, so what does your academy trust need to think about?

The two critical roles - chairperson and chief executive

19 September 2016

We recommend the chairperson to consider their own ongoing role from time to time; as such we’ve detailed five key questions for your consideration.

Hannah Catchpool

Partner, Head of Academies

Hannah heads up the not for profit team for the London and East region and is RSM’s head of academies. She has 20 years external and internal audit experience and has a real passion for the not for profit sector.

Academies

The academies sector has grown to become the most dynamic area of education. But with new opportunities comes significant risks, challenges and responsibilities, so selecting professional advisers with experience, expertise and a track record you can trust is essential.

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