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Independent schools discounts on summer term fees: a gift aid opportunity
Graham Batty

03 April 2020

With schools being closed to all but the children of key workers and trying to provide online rather than face to face education, many are offering a discount on summer term fees.

Practical steps and Government reliefs for the education sector
Stephanie Mason

23 March 2020

We have looked to summarise the practical steps those in the education sector should be looking to take to mitigate the issues caused by coronavirus.

Apprenticeships
Mike Cheetham

04 February 2020

Apprenticeships are a powerful tool in narrowing the poverty gap and giving opportunity to those who have traditional not been exposed to them. They can come with some complex rules and tick boxes, read more about what organisations need to consider when it comes to offering an effective apprenticeship programme.

71 higher education institutions subject to enhanced financial monitoring
Lindsey Cooper

26 November 2019

This week's university strikes have once again put the spotlight on the financial pressures facing the UK's higher education sector. The latest report from the Office for Students (OfS) has revealed that 71 higher education institutions are now subject to enhanced monitoring requirements amid concerns around their financial viability and sustainability.

Further education and sixth form college board assurance
Stephanie Mason

22 November 2019

Recent years have been challenging times for many institutions in the further education sector. With these challenges, has come a greater focus on governance and governing. It is critical for boards to have a full and accurate picture of what is going on in an organisation to be able to respond in a timely and appropriate manner.

How is value for money measured within higher education institutions?
Louise Tweedie

11 November 2019

Louise Tweedie comments on the Office for Students value for money strategy 2019 to 2021 which was issued on 18 October 2019. Value for money will be measured through a number of high level proxies which (in the same way as the Teaching and Student Outcomes Framework may be a proxy for teaching excellence) may or may not be in the control of the higher education provider, and have a greater or lesser correlation to traditional concepts of value for money based on economy, efficiency and effectiveness. Click here to read Louise’s thoughts and consider potential impacts to the higher education sector.

Higher education risk register analysis 2019
Lisa Randall

30 October 2019

The higher education (HE) sector faces several uncertainties and inter-related risks which need to be managed. This is necessary, not only to protect the institution, but also to enable opportunities to be seized. RSM’s latest risk register analysis enables your institutions risk profile with that of others. This helps you to consider ‘how do our risks compare?’ and ‘are we missing any key risks?’

Education supremo Sir David Carter urges closer collaboration among multi-academy trusts
Hannah Catchpool

18 October 2019

Sir David Carter, the former national school’s commissioner, has urged multi academy trusts (MATs) to be more open and to work more closely together to better understand risk and thus achieve their ultimate success. His comments were made as part of a new academic report by leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM.

Hannah Gibson-Patel

Senior HR Consultant

Hannah is a client focussed HR specialist with over 15 years’ experience in HR Consulting and Outsourcing, including HR strategy, policy, compliance, change management and employee engagement. Hannah has a particular focus on Charities and the Education sector.

Suzanne Willmott

Associate Director

Suzanne leads the firm’s UK Outsourced Business Services Large Corporate Centre (LCC) with a particular focus on delivering end to end outsourced finance services to our large multi-national mid-market clients.

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