Support for Schools
Support for Academies
School Business Manager
JCA School Support offers a friendly, independent and affordable service for schools. Our speciality is advising and supporting Head Teachers and Governors in strategic financial management, budget setting, and budget monitoring.
Our aim is to provide high quality, flexible and comprehensive support to Schools, Children’s Centres and Academies, tailored to the needs of each establishment, making sure that all work is compliant with Audit, SFVS and School Workforce requirements.
Our team has considerable experience in both school and Local Authority financial and business management. We are also able to assist Schools in both converting to an Academy/advice on funding as well as offering a financial service. Each member of the team holds the relevant qualification for their role:
- Educated to degree level (or equivalent).
- Possess a certificate in School Business Management (CSBM) or a relevant professional qualification in financial management.
- Experience at Senior Level in Education or in Financial Management with a track record of delivering strategic goals.
- Knowledge of appropriate financial and monitoring systems, within a local authority.
- (CIPFA) Certificate in Financial reporting for Academies
- Relevant accountancy qualifications
What Our Customers Say
“We would fully recommend the services of JCA School Support. JCA employees have worked as the school’s Strategic Finance Advisor for two and a half years. During this period they have provided support at all levels: to myself, the finance officer and governors. We are kept fully informed of the regulatory requirements of the local authority and have been supported through the budget setting process.
The company provides a reliable and timely service which ensures that the school is able to submit accurate quarterly and year end statements to the local authority within required timescales.
We would have no hesitation in recommending JCA School Support’s services “.
Nicky Wright (Head Teacher)
Downsview Primary & Nursery School
“I feel that I am getting expert knowledge, advice and appreciation of the school’s financial position. The service is professional and of high quality.
The service fully compliments the way we work here in our school.”
Coulsdon C of E Primary School
“As a Head teacher of a large Infant School in a challenging area, I have appreciated the time and commitment that JCA has shown in ensuring that the appropriate support and guidance has been put in place for me, school office and the Governing Body. The business manager has streamlined the school office into an effective and professional provider for the parents/carers of the school. The high quality financial support has taken a lot of pressure of myself and the GB and has kept the school in line with statutory requirements and up to speed with many of the changes that have taken place. JCA has provided training for a range of audiences with in the school which has enabled the school to run effectively and efficiently. I can highly recommend JCA without any reservation.”
Winterbourne Nursery Infant & Children Centre
“JCA have given great financial direction and support! I’m enormously grateful for their efficient quality of service”.
Tim Hallet (Head Teacher)