Academy reviews of value for moneyAcademies must include a review of value for money in their annual accounts. Read about the purpose and structure of the review, and see examples from other academy trusts.
Contracts register: templateUse our template contracts register to keep a record of all of your school's contracts or service level agreements in one place.
Declaring pecuniary interests: guidanceIs there guidance for schools on declaring pecuniary interests? This article refers to guidance from a local authority and a school, and relays advice from one of our associate education experts on who should declare pecuniary interests. We also point to examples of registers of pecuniary interests.
How to buy goods, works or servicesAs a maintained school or an academy, you have a duty to make sure you obtain the best value for money from any contracts you enter into. Follow our step-by-step procurement guide to make sure you're buying in the right way and complying with the law.
Related party transactions: requirements and guidanceMake sure that your academy trust is meeting the requirements for managing related party transactions, including the new requirements for reporting and approval of transactions which comes into effect from 1 April 2019.
School catering: improving financial efficiencyHow can we improve the financial efficiency of our school's catering provision? We link to guidance from the National Audit Office (NAO) and relay advice from one of our associate education experts. We cover such topics as in-house and out-sourced catering, food waste and pricing structures.
When you need to re-procureContracts coming to an end? As a maintained school or academy, you need to make sure you're spending public money wisely and getting best value for money from your contracts for goods and services.