Budget Setting for Kent Maintained Schools

Event code SCH 21/573 
Event description Budget Setting using the Budget Planning Software (BPS) (Demonstration, Questions and Answers)- Kent Maintained Schools

This session will run as a gotowebinar session.
Confirmed delegates will be e-mailed the link 24 hours prior to the session. Delegates will need to register for the webinar.

9.30 – 15.00


This session is for individuals who have not previously set a budget for a local authority school (Kent) or wish to refresh their knowledge using the Budget Planning Software (BPS)

The assumptions will be that all delegates attending work in a Kent school which uses FMS6 and have purchased the core finance package which includes the Budget Planning Software. Any school that hasn’t completed and returned their core finance package agreement must do so before coming to the training.

The session will demonstrate

• How to input information on to the funding templates and transfer to the BPS.
• The structure and basic functions of the Budget Planning Software (BPS).
• How to update salary information into the BPS.
• How to input the remainder of the 3-year budget information to the (BPS); funding, income and expenditure.
• Any new features applicable for the latest version of BPS – (note: the process of monitoring the school’s budget will NOT be covered. Separate training dates for monitoring the school budget will be available on CPD Online).
• Questions will be taken.

Who should attend?

Finance staff and other school staff who will be involved in making strategic decisions about the way forward for the school and involved in the budget setting process.

Cancellation Charge:

Please note there is a cancellation charge of £15 for non-attendance or less than 48 hours notice of non-attendance.

Please direct any queries relating to your Budget Setting course using the Budget Planning Software to the Training section, telephone 03000 415 415.
Training objectives Benefits of attending

• Delegates will be aware of how to input salary information into the new Budget Planning Software.
• Delegates will be aware of how to use the Budget Planning Software for building their school’s 3-year budget their school’s financial information.
Key stages
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Subject areas School Finance
Target audience
Administration Officer / Bursar / Business Manager / Finance Officer
target audience
Qualification level
GoToWebinar, use own computer, XXXX XXX
Location Maidstone
Training Provider The Education People - Schools Financial Services
Admin contact SFS Admin (sfstraining@theeducationpeople.org)
Joanne Clark / Debra Endcott
Part of SLA? No
Kent LA cost
Other LA/Academy cost
Independent/PVI cost
Number of credits 0
Funding information
Start date Tuesday 20 April 2021
Times 9.30 - 15:00
Number of sessions 1