Budget management in MATsSetting and managing budgets across the schools in your multi-academy trust (MAT) can be difficult. We look at how to do this effectively, including advice on effective delegation, conducting meetings, and budget forecasting.
Cash flow forecasts: guidance for academiesLearn how your school business managers (SBMs) can manage cash flow. Find out what they should include in their monthly forecasts to help monitor income and expenditure. Share a template from the Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL) with them, alongside tips for filling out cash flow templates.
Financial benchmarking for multi-academy trusts (MATs)Effective financial benchmarking is harder for MATs than for standalone schools. Get expert advice on using internal and external benchmarking to improve your trust's financial health, and learn how to find trusts to benchmark against.
Risk management strategies for MATsCreating a risk management strategy can help you manage potential future challenges. Read this article to see how multi-academy trusts (MATs) should write their strategy, including sections on financial risk, as well as examples of strategies you can use when making your own document.