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Finance Managers Network

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4 July 2019
10:30 am - 3:00 pm


National Star College
Cheltenham, GL53 9QJ United Kingdom
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01242 527631
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0115 8541322
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This event is a FREE Natspec members-only event, for finance and business managers and any other member of staff with an interest in the DfE funding consultation on the high needs funding system.

The purpose of the network is to share ideas, good practice and discuss issues relating to specialist college finance matters, including ESFA and LA contracts, internal budgeting and forecasting, VAT, fee levels and other topics as and when required.

The July meeting will cover the current DfE consultation on the financial arrangements for young people with SEND and the high needs funding system. We will discuss evidence and examples of how the financial arrangements have a negative impact on achieving outcomes, and delegates will be able to contribute to the overall Natspec response as well as shaping views for their own individual submission. We will also discuss the proposal to introduce a national template for presenting fees as part of LA contracts.


10.00 Arrival and refreshments

10.30 Welcome, Introductions

10.35 National fee template proposal

11.45 DfE funding consultation part 1 – what is preventing young people accessing support?

12.45 Lunch and networking

13.30 DfE funding consultation part 2 – examples of good practice and recommendations to include in our response

15.00 ESFA proposals for simplifying allocations process

15.30 Member round-up/A.O.B and issues for next meeting

16.00 Depart.

Information will be confidential to members and not shared outside the meeting.

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General information

Please notify us in writing if you wish to make any amendments to your booking, to make a substitution or a cancellation.

Cancellations can be accepted without charge up to 7 days prior to the event, after this time full event fees will apply, you will be charged if you are using a free place and cancel up to 7 days before.

Natspec reserves the right to cancel or alter the course for reasons beyond its control.