Integrated Curriculum and Financial Planning is not a new concept. It involves maximising the resources available in schools and ensuring that money is spent in the right areas – something that schools have been doing for decades. However, new financial accountability means that schools and trusts now need to demonstrate this, using ICFP metrics and benchmarking. Approval of Condition Improvement Funding is now linked to a visit from a Schools Resource Management Advisor and the need to show efficiency. Stuart Hodgkinson is one of the most experienced Schools Resource Management Advisors in the country. Over the last three years, he has conducted SRMA deployments in a wide variety of settings across all phases and is both responsible for assessing, accrediting and quality assuring the work of other SRMAs.
Proficio Education offers an ICFP consultancy service. This is usually a two day onsite visit where Stuart will closely review all aspects of the curriculum and financial operations and write a report that provides recommendations about where efficiencies could be found. The cost of this service depends on the size and complexity of the Trust but is in the range of £800-1200.