Q&A with Stephen Morales, Chief Executive, Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL)

Thank you for joining our expert panel for this webinar. How did this come about? “I have known Will Jordan for a number of years now. Will has been part of our working group with the Department for Education (DfE)…

Q&A with Pam Tuckett

Thank you for joining our expert panel for this webinar. From your perspective, how did this opportunity come about? “Will Jordan actually trained and qualified as an accountant at Bishop Fleming, so we go back a long way. In the…

Q&A with Stephen Mitchell

Prior to our MAT financial planning in uncertain times webinar, we sat down with interim CEO of Oak Multi Academy Trust and Director of Keystone Knowledge, Stephen Mitchell. Thank you for agreeing to join our expert panel for this webinar.…

BFRO cancelled: what are the implications for MAT in-year forecasting and budgeting?

The unprecedented situation facing Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs) in responding to Covid-19 took another unexpected turn when the Department for Education (DfE) announced it had cancelled “all but the most essential data collections” to “help reduce the burden” on Trusts and…

Top five tips for robust MAT budgeting

Creating a budget for a group of schools across different phases and local contexts, with the potential to also be spread across multiple local authorities, is by no means an easy task. The sheer variety of areas that require in-depth…

MAT budgeting: to centralise or not to centralise?

Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs) have come a long way in the past few years and there are a growing number of Trusts that have started the financial centralisation journey. The Kreston Academies Benchmark report, published in January, highlighted that larger more…

Academy Transformation Trust appoints IMP Software to provide MAT budgeting system

Academy Transformation Trust (ATT), comprising of 22 primary and secondary academies and one further education college in the Midlands, East of England and South East, has purchased IMP Software’s MAT budgeting system to support its move to centralisation. From March,…

Introducing IMP Software

Software can transform processes and enable organisations to greatly increase their operational effectiveness and efficiency, and we want the IMP Planner to be that system. Software should ‘just work’. It should be clever, simple to use, yet flexible enough to…