Budget Workshops | HCSS Education

Call us - 0845 345 3300 | Customer Support 0845 340 4546

Brought to you by Access Group Access Group Logo

Budget Workshops

Our training courses

HCSS Educations offers a range of training courses including:

HCSS Budgeting User Webinars >

The Nuts & Bolts of School Business Management >

YOUR HCSS User Groups >

View all training courses

Workshop overview

Discuss and refine your budget at a Budget Workshop 

Utilising materials you bring with you from your school you will have the opportunity to discuss, refine and cost your budget plan, including your staffing structure, with help from HCSS consultants. 

These workshops are open ended. You set your own objectives for the day using the expertise of the HCSS team while sharing ideas with other schools attending the workshop.

Our Budget Workshops are the perfect opportunity for you to:

  • Access the advice and expertise of our experienced consultants in a cost effective way
  • Ensure you're getting the most out of your HCSS Budgeting software to complete your budget in the most efficient way
  • Learn useful hints and tips and refresh your knowledge of the product features available to you
  • Network with fellow finance professionals 

Our programme is suitable for all sizes of schools and all levels of experience:

It will be of particular interest to:

  • Business Managers
  • Finance Directors/Officers
  • Anyone with an involvement in school finances


Per delegate: £150 plus VAT
For information on a 'reseller package' (e.g. MATs, school cluster groups, etc.) email HCSS.Training@theaccessgroup.com
Interested in hosting a Budget Workshop or would you like to see one in your area? Email your interest to HCSS.Training@theaccessgroup.com.


9.00am: Registration and coffee

  • Getting the most out of HCSS Budgeting and budget planning 

     Understanding the General Annual Grant (GAG) or Budget Share*

     Review all income streams 

  • Look into the expenditure items outside staffing structures

     Supplies & services

     Inflationary factors 

Lunch & networking

  • Staffing & payroll

    • Pay scales/contact maintenance

    • Running staffing reports for current 5 year planning

  • Reporting

    • Governors reports

    • LA and EFA reporting

    • Previous year and current year comparison

  • Key question and answers for budgets

4.00pm: Finish

*For special schools that have HCSS SEND Funding, this can also be covered on the day.