On behalf of the DfE, Entrust are pleased to bring you a series of brand-new, fully funded webinars that are FREE of charge to your school

Throughout the series of six webinars, we’ll be focusing on school resource management and integrated curriculum financial planning - a tool that helps schools plan the best curriculum for their pupils with the budget they have available. It can be used at any phase or type of school.

The webinars will help you integrate your curriculum goals and financial resource management into one approach - providing you with a holistic and proactive way of planning and using your resources efficiently, as well as ensuring collaborative decision making across your whole leadership team.

You will be provided with the knowledge and tools you need to create a three-to-five-year plan that maximises value for money while offering a broad and balanced curriculum.

If you attended any of our deliveries last year, do not miss out on our updates to DfE resources, new content and live walkthroughs of sites and tools.

Further Details and Eligibility

This series is aimed at School Business Professionals, Headteachers, the Senior Leadership Team, Curriculum Leads, Governors and Trustees at both maintained schools and academies. You can register for as many or as few webinars as you choose but we strongly advise you to join all six, so you can gain a full understanding of School Resource Management and how to successfully implement it in your school. Webinars will be delivered live so you can ask questions along the way and interact with the session.

Book your FREE course

These courses are funded by the DfE and are FREE to your school or academy!

Course Titles

We suggest completing courses 1-2 in order. The other course titles can be completed in any order that suits you.

ICFP Metrics
Duration: 1 hour

This webinar will include a review of the key metrics, before introducing additional metrics. The webinar will outline what these metrics mean and how they can be calculated. There will be a walkthrough in the session so you can calculate your metrics as the session progresses. By the end you’ll have useful information that you can bring to the ICFP using DfE Tools session. Finally, we will explore how these insights can be used to provide practical benefits.

ICFP Using DfE Tools
Duration: 1 hour

This webinar will cover tools which are available for free on the DfE website. These tools include the primary and secondary school ICFP workbook and the School Resource Management tool. We will also look at what help is available on the View My Financial Insights website. We will explore some ways in which schools can use these tools to introduce ICFP in their schools.

Introduction to Benchmarking
Duration: 1 hour

This webinar includes an introduction to and the benefits of benchmarking, a walkthrough of the DfE Benchmarking website and other free DfE tools such as View My Financial Insights website. There will be some best practice tips including what makes a good comparison school, and what to do with the information once it has been derived.

Introduction to Procurement
Duration: 1 hour

This webinar will help to develop your understanding of compliance with procurement law and financial regulations. We will take you through a case study utilising the procurement cycle and also walk through the process using the DFE tools and frameworks available to school settings.

Estate Management
Duration: 1 hour

This webinar will explore the benefits of strategic estate management. School estates that are managed effectively will help to make savings as well as ensure sites are safe and sustainable.

Joined up Leadership for Effective School Resource Management
Duration: 1 hour

This webinar will define the roles and responsibilities of key personnel by taking a holistic view of the leadership of a school, how they should integrate and collaborate to achieve the core aims and objectives of the setting to benefit the key stakeholders.

About Entrust

Entrust is an education and skills support services business. We are driven by our purpose: to create better outcomes – for our employees, clients and customers, suppliers and partners, and society.

We have worked with schools and academies from over 50 Local Authority areas, offering a vast range of education services from school improvement to schools HR, finance and IT.

By building on our reputation for excellence and delivering what we promise, we want to help make every school a good school, ensuring every child and young person gets the education they deserve.

Find out more at www.entrust-ed.co.uk