M2MSBM provide the following School Business Management Services:
Financial Health Check Review Service
The Financial Health Check Review Service provides the Governing Body & Accounting Officer with an on-going independent assurance that:
- The financial responsibilities of the governing body are being properly discharged
- Resources are being managed in an efficient, economical and effective manner
- Sound systems of internal financial control are being maintained
- Financial considerations are fully taken into account in reaching decisions.
The Accounting Officer/Governors would receive a detailed report highlighting the areas covered within the review looking at the adequacy of existing processes and procedures with recommendations/suggestions for any improvements.
(This also includes a review of the school website to ensure Financial Information categorized within the Academies Financial Handbook (AFH) as a ‘must’ (for transparency) has been published appropriately.
Grant/Bid Writing Service
This professional bespoke service is aimed to facilitate your academy/school to achieve the aims of the school improvement plan.
- Finding the most appropriate funding streams that are available to accomplish those aims
- Guiding you through the processes
- Taking care of all the details of writing a grant/bid proposal, planning/design, budget development, full narrative and submission of a proposal.
- Reviewing a previously failed bid, in order to resubmit them. (This is an area where an expert eye can greatly improve a weak bid and bring success – it often works!)
Value for Money Efficiency Review
Effective and efficient management of educational budgets is becoming more challenging and demanding year on year. It is crucial that academies/schools should always be striving to be creative and look at ways of saving money and increasing income than ever before.
The Value for Money Efficiency Review Service is about helping academies and schools get the best value they can out of their resources – not only cost savings, but also about the best use of skills, people and opportunities available.
This bespoke review helps an academy/school to explore the challenges they face developing action plans to address them, and providing advice/guidance on where to get further help.
Every school/academy should have robust systems in place for selecting, purchasing and maintaining equipment. M2M School Business Management can carry out a review of all Academy/School documentation including certificates of testing/servicing to ensure that all; works have been undertaken at appropriate time/frequency and by a suitably qualified contractor. In addition to this service an audit of your current Service Level Agreements (SLA’s) / Contracts can be undertaken to provide advice & guidance to support your schools procurement of service contracts.
M2M School Business Management can support you to achieve positive sustainable outcomes.
Website Health Check
Your School Website is one area that is becoming increasingly important to an OFSTED Inspection of your school and is your main channel of communication with current and prospective parents.
M2M School Business Management can provides a ‘Health Check Review’ of your School website to ensure the website does comply with DfE and OFSTED requirements. A detailed report will be sent to you highlighting how your site performs with a supporting action plan to deal with any statutory content missing during the review.
Business Management Recruitment Service
An individually tailored package for Headteachers who are thinking about appointing a Business Manager for the first time or want to consider other options before changing their current structure.
This service package can be tailored to meet your academy/schools individual needs from either looking at alternative options, guiding your school through part of the process of recruitment, or assisting you throughout the whole recruitment process.
Training & Development
A variety of courses are offered throughout the year specifically tailored for Business Managers/Admin & Finance Officer/Bursars & Administrative Staff – Keep checking this page for updates and new courses on offer!