A comprehensive financial support and advice service provided for settings, schools and academies, headteachers and governors.

What this service includes:

  • Meeting with headteacher / senior manager to prepare the school's annual budget and 3 year plan
  • Provision of Excel Spreadsheet to support 3 year budget planning
  • Mid-year review of the budget and expected out-turn

The following services are available for the school to utilise within the purchased hours.

  • Advice and support to headteacher, governors or school managers on financial matters as required by the school during the year
  • Advice on financial planning and managing budgets beyond the current financial year
    Support in preparation for Ofsted Inspection or Internal Audit
  • Analysis of the school's budget or spend against CFR benchmarking data
  • Briefing on national financial developments
  • Advice to schools in establishing or maintaining financial systems and procedures

What this service does not include:

It is the responsibility of the Local Authority and/or EFA and/or The Multi Academy Trust to notify schools of their annual school budget share and elements such as SEN funding, pupil premium and other grants.


Pricing Structure:

These services vary from school to school according to need and size. Therefore, please contact ECARDA to discuss your requirements so that a price can be calculated for you.
We do not charge for discussing and setting up contracts



On-Going Support


Client feedback

Your analyses of data linking directly to the SEF and through to the improvement plan were significant management tools which we used to prove ourselves as an outstanding school (Headteacher)

Thank you ECARDA for publishing your model vision for the school of the future on your web-site. It has prompted our own thinking as a school and I am strongly recommending it to my colleagues. (Governor)



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