The deadline for submission of the mandatory School Resource Management self-assessment tool for Academy Trusts is very close. By 14 November, each Academy Trust should have sent this completed return to the ESFA. While online guidance in October is promised, the completion of this analysis comes at a busy time for Trust finance teams.
There are specified requirements at both Trust and individual school levels:
drb Schools & Academies Services Ltd can help with the completion of the return this year and annually in the future. The core business of the company for the last twenty years has been the provision of financial assurance through effective resource management and careful analysis of budgets and expenditure. We also have a proven tool that allows schools to carry out Integrated Curriculum and Financial Planning analysis as there is a significant crossover between this and the SRM self-assessment requirements.

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