Financial Governance in Crisis Times by John Somerset video conference in Teams on Tuesday 9 June 2020 at 4.00pm AWST.

Thursday, 21 May, 2020

Dear Principals and Business Managers

AISWA have contracted John Somerset from Somerset Education to run a 1.5 hour video conference in Teams on Tuesday 9 June 2020 at 4.00pm AWST.

Many of you will know Johns reputation, having presented at many ASBA conferences and his long association with schools through the financial questionnaire and benchmarking services.

The session will cover:

"Financial Governance in Crisis Times"

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a significant financial shock to the economy, the waves from which will most likely have long-term economic and financial ramifications.
What can schools do now to manage the current situation and prepare for the future?
This practical session will outline the attributes of a financially sustainable independent school, the economic context including short-term government support initiatives to help your school manage the present, how your school may respond now, and how to gather practical and factual information to help inform decisions about future operations and report progress in a simple and transparent manner.
Topics addressed will include:
- Research and context
- Major support initiatives
- Actions for schools
- Analysis techniques including
     - Financial performance survey
     - Staff estimator
     - Geodemographic tools
- Budgeting, Reporting and monitoring

This session is designed for Principals, Business Managers and anyone who is involved with your school finances.

To join, please email for a Teams link (this link has been emailed 22 May 2020 to all Principals and Business Managers)

Kind regards

Diana Currie 0447 838 032