8 October 2019
By Leanne Parker

Schools Financial Services - Newsletter October 2019

PRIME MINISTER BOOSTS SCHOOLS WITH £14 BILLION PACKAGE

On Friday, 30 August, the Prime Minister announced an investment of over £14 billion in primary and secondary education between now and 2022 to 2023.

This will be discussed further at the October FIGS along with a budget update.

GET READY FOR BREXIT

The UK is leaving the EU on 31 October 2019.

The government has guaranteed that in the event of leaving the EU without a deal, all those who are resident in the UK before the UK leaves the EU will be able to stay. Employers should ensure that their employees, including apprentices, who are EU/EEA or Swiss citizens living in the UK are aware that they and their family members will need to apply for settled or pre-settled status through the EU Settlement Scheme in order to secure their rights.

If they haven’t, they still have until 31 December 2020 to do so. There is a toolkit available for employers to help their employees, if required.

SCHOOL CENSUS 2019

The autumn school census 2019 opened on Thursday 3 October. You need to submit your information to the ESFA by Wednesday 30 October.

DfE have recently been working to improve the school census guide following feedback from schools and local authorities.

Following a full review, the 2019 to 2020 census guide has been replaced with a web based manual.

To view this please visit: www.gov.uk

FINANCE INFORMATION GROUPS

The agenda for the FIGs w/c 14 October is now available on the TEP website.

f you cannot attend the October FIGs all slides and presentations will be available on the TEP website from the 21 October.

TEP CUSTOMER SURVEY

Schools were previously e-mailed asking them to complete a customer survey for The Education People. The deadline for this is 17 October 2019.

Visit www.theeducationpeople.org for details and to elect to enter the prize draw for £1,000 of free training and/or conference attendance.

Remember if you want to know when the Newsletter is available each month, subscribe via The Education People website.

IN THIS ISSUE

  • £14 Billion Package
  • Governing Body Terms of Reference
  • Academies Counterparty List
  • School Census 2019
  • Get Ready For Brexit
  • SFS Vacancies
  • TEP Survey

GOVERNING BODY TERMS OF REFERENCE

The Governor Service have published the Governing Body Terms of Reference on https://governorhub.com, instead of the KELSI website.

All Governors should have been made aware of this change via a monthly bulletin and e-mail.

ACADEMIES COUNTERPARTY LIST

The counterparty list has now been published for trusts to prepare the data required for the accounts return 2018 to 2019.

The online form for the academies accounts return will go live on 4 November 2019.

The deadline for trusts to submit their accounts return is 20 January 2020.

USEFUL INFORMATION

  • 6 month returns are due in 18 October
  • School Census 3 October 2019
  • Submission date 30 October 2019

SFS VACANCIES

Are you interested in working for SFS? 

We have two exciting vacancies available; visit Kent Teach and Kent.gov.uk for details;

Customer Support Officer (KR8)

https://www.kent-teach.com/EducationalVacancies/Details.aspx?JobId=1407

Business Development Senior Officer (KR9)

https://www.kent-teach.com/EducationalVacancies/Details.aspx?JobId=1406

Senior Contracts Officer (KR9)

https://kenthrbc.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/senior-contracts-officer-the-education-people-3488

Contracts Officer (KR8)

https://kenthrbc.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/contracts-officer-the-education-people-3533

TEP MEMBERSHIP

All schools should have received an email from the TEP team, regarding enhanced and elite membership.

For all queries please contact: membership@theeducationpeople.org