New Central Team in Place
Our central team are now supporting Finance, HR and Facilities management across our three schools. This is a change from the way we have previously worked but the feeling seems to be that it is great to have one person to call for advice, guidance and support on these matters.
Having one person with responsibility for the finance of all three schools seems to be providing a much stronger general overview with more opportunity for challenging spending, seeking best value for children and making comparisons. In a similar way we are feeling increasingly confident when dealing with matters linked to HR and premises since we know we have someone to go to who is focused completely on this one area of the organisation. The central team utilises existing staff wtih the exception of one post.
Our IT team have been centralised for some time now. Please see previous article.