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Preparing for Budget Setting

Preparing for Budget Setting


Course objective:
  • To fully understand the budget setting process
  • An overview of linking the budget to the school development plan
  • To understand value for money principles
  • An overview of grant funding with particular focus on pupil premium
  • To set up a 2020 21 budget scenario on Access Education Budgets


Completing this course will ensure you have a head start in preparing the 2020-21 budget. It does not replace the courses in February / March 2020, but highlights the work that can be completed in advance of the confirmation of final funding for 2020-21. Information on good budget setting practice will be provided together with guidance on all the information that will be required to set a well informed and balanced budget. The course content will also include relevant parts of the financial cycle, how to achieve value for money and an overview of grant funding with a particular focus on pupil premium.

This course is part of a series of four courses:
1) Preparing for Budget Setting in November / December 2019
2) Curriculum & Financial Planning in January 2020
3) Budget Setting in February / March 2020
4) Managing a Deficit Budget July 2020

Booking Information

Lunch is provided - please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.

04 Dec 2019 09:15 - 15:30

Closing date: 02/12/2019
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Sufficiency & Funding Team
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Date and Time

04 Dec 2019 09:15 - 15:30


SAFSO Training Room, Kingston Maurward, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8PY


Vanessa Eddey
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