In partnership with the Department for Education, NSN is hosting a two-hour roundtable to generate insight about the tasks and processes relating to pre-opening finance and post-open financial planning.
The DfE is currently reviewing how they appraise a free school’s financial viability throughout the pre-opening period. They are keen to hear from free school leaders about their experiences to better understand what worked well, as well as how the approach could be improved.
As such, NSN is seeking to convene around a dozen leading school business managers, chief financial officers or finance leads of schools that opened in September 2018, or will open in September 2019.
Discussion topics will include, but not be limited to:
- DfE free school post-opening financial planning template
- DfE pre-opening processes around financial planning and viability
- DfE processes for managing the Project Development Grant (PDG)
Each free school is invited to sign up one attendee.
If you have any questions about this roundtable, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you there.