Central services and responsibilities

  • Centralising a service, step 1: choose a service
    Centralising services across your schools can help you save money and streamline essential services. Find out which types of services you can centralise and how to pick one to begin this process with.
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  • Flowchart: how to centralise a service
    Centralising services can help you save money and streamline essential services. See our flowchart to get a quick overview of our 6-step process for centralising a service.
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  • How a 6-school trust set its top-slicing strategy: case study
    Learn how one trust set its top-slicing strategy, and get advice from an academy finance expert on how to make its approach work for you. Download the trust's service level agreement to see what central services it provides to its schools.
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  • How to set your ICT strategy
    Follow our step-by-step guide to help you set your trust's ICT strategy. Use our questions to get input from stakeholders across your trust, and download our template document when you start writing your strategy.
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  • Top-slicing academy budgets
    Learn about the rules of top-slicing and see examples of how other trusts approach central financing.
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