Get in touch
We use cookies on our site to track usage and preferences. Learn more

Covid-19 - Business support, advice, guidance and working arrangements

We are posting regular updates to help our clients stay informed

06 Jul 2018

Annual Academies Update 2018 - NEWARK

  • Location: Sir Stuart Goodwin Pavilion, Newark & Nottinghamshire Showground, Lincoln Road, Winthorpe, Newark, NG24 2NY
  • Start: 9 am
  • Finish: 5 p.m.

A free and informative update for schools and Academies – Headteachers, Bursars/Business Managers, HR Managers and Governors.

Academies specialist, Streets Chartered Accountants, is delighted to be hosting its 7th Annual Academies Update.

Whilst it is now nearly eight years since all schools were offered new found freedoms through converting to academy status, the challenges of looking after the finances and annual reporting still prevail. Equally many have to consider the wider implications of the development of Multi Academy Trusts (MATs). This is in addition to considering the challenges of balancing the books, dealing with staffing matters and safeguarding the interests of the Academy as a whole.

Given this background our 2018 Academies Update will focus on three key areas:

  • The Academies Accounts Direction for 2018 and looking to the year ahead from a financial perspective
  • Hints, tips and wisdom for enhanced financial performance and management
  • Managing staff absences

Speakers & Topics

The Academies Accounts Direction for 2018 and looking to the year ahead from a financial perspective

Robert Anderson - Lead Technical Partner for Academies, Streets Chartered Accountants

  • Points of interest and action from the latest Academies Accounts Direction
  • Review of other key guidance

Sharing our experience and wisdom to help and support you

Alan Endersby - Director Streets Chartered Accountants

Elizabeth Cracknell - Senior Manager Streets Chartered Accountants

This session will provide delegates with hints, tips and thoughts on the work we get involved in with our Academy clients. This presentation is being prepared by our senior managers and team and will include:

  • A brief overview of where we are in the reporting timetable as at July 2018
  • Points to think about from Teachers Pension Scheme work
  • Points to think about in preparing budgets
  • A summary – getting ready for year end 2018

Myths and Musts of Managing Absence

In this session Jenny Arrowsmith, Employment Partner at Irwin Mitchell LLP and Andrew Hall, HR Consultant
at Beststart Human Resources will discuss the “myths” and “musts” of managing absence. We will help you:

  • Review your own practices for handling short and long-term sickness
  • Understand how you can reduce the costs and time of absence
  • Understand the employment law risks of pregnancy and sickness-related absence and how to mitigate them

This will be an interactive session, so please feel free to share with delegates your own experiences in an open
forum and discussion.

Following this session there will be a short introduction to Streets HR is a human resources solution tailored for
the education sector. Streets HR is provided by Beststart Human Resources and Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, a UK
Top 20 law firm, who specialise in the education sector.