ICFP and Financial Sustainability – An algebra pop quiz?

Surprisingly in this field, I often meet people who do not really love numbers and don’t really like discussing them. In our school role, it is impossible to go through a term without using spreadsheets and data. Just when you thought this was enough, metrics and management ratios are the new buzz words. They comeContinue reading “ICFP and Financial Sustainability – An algebra pop quiz?”

The ‘Quiet Crisis’ of Less Funding vs Rising Costs

You will recall in the press a few years ago that Headteachers were calling for a funding review because schools believed their budgets were untenable by 2019/20.  Like other schools, most have faced these ever increasing pressures and rising costs.  Although the phrase ‘perfect storm’ gets over-used, it is perhaps an appropriate way to describeContinue reading “The ‘Quiet Crisis’ of Less Funding vs Rising Costs”