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Schools Briefing - Spring 2016

2nd March 2016

Welcome to the 2016 spring edition of the haysmacintyre Schools Briefing.

Since our last briefing it has been a busy time for schools with signing off accounts and presenting
the first cut of the budgets. With capital projects on the increase, a nervousness to borrow and the pressures on fee increases and pupil numbers, there is a focus on affordability and increases in pension costs.

In this edition we have two guest articles, the first from Paul Jefffrey from SCS Associates considering how a school can develop a coherent plan for technology deployment that is forward-looking, sustainable and affordable.

The second guest article is by Con Alexander and Jaime Parkes of Veale Wasborough Vizards and responds to the question of what governors should consider when sponsoring an academy.

For further information on this briefing please contact Sam Coutinho, editor of the Schools Briefing.

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