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Future proof your school

09 July 2019

Independent schools are facing a time of significant financial challenge. Ensure that your school is looking at the right governance issues and take our quick self-assessment to see what you need to be focusing on.

Independent schools end of term report - Spring 2019
Nick Sladden

24 April 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?

Welcome to the Autumn edition of RSM’s end of term report
Nick Sladden

13 December 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, schools continue to face known and less certain financial challenges including teachers' pensions increases and the potential loss of rates relief. Download your copy of the report now.

End of term report | Summer 2018
Nick Sladden

12 July 2018

At the ISBA Bursars’ Conference in May 2018 we launched our publication 'Reserving the future: Financial policies in independent schools'. The publication was well-received and in light of the good feedback we have included a summary of the key themes in our summer edition as well as a link to the full publication in case you missed it.

End of term report - Spring 2018
Nick Sladden

19 March 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.

End of term report – Autumn 2017

12 December 2017

Welcome to the independent schools end of term report – autumn edition.

The role of audit and finance committees in academies

26 April 2017

How can academies make sure their audit and finance committees are fit for purpose and contribute to good governance?

End of term report | summer 2016

06 July 2016

In this edition we look at the added impact of new SORP; board dynamics; finance function effectiveness; safeguarding your school; cybersecurity and much more.

Welcome to the RSM spring end of term report

31 March 2016

In this edition we look at data protection changes, how governors can ensure their meetings are effective, latest health and safety legislation and much more.

Governance - are your meetings effective?

31 March 2016

For a governor, time is a scarce resource and a significant proportion of it will be spent in board meetings. Therefore, it is critical that they are well-timed, effective and focus on the critical issues.