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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Partner, National Head of Inclusion
Hannah Catchpool is an experienced audit partner and heads up the not-for-profit and education team for RSM UK’s London region. She is also our National Head of Inclusion, chairing our firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Steering Group.