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Budget Workshops

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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


** Early Bird Discount - for delegates booking before February Half Term, we are offering the workshop for £150 plus VAT **

Per delegate: £200 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 SEND module this can also be covered on the day



Date Location Venue  Register
Wednesday 1st March Plymouth All Saints Church of England Academy, Honicknowle Lane, Plymouth, PL5 3NE Book Here
Thursday 2nd March Manchester Blackburn The Redeemer, Jack Walker Way, Fernhurst Farm, Blackburn, BB2 4JJ Book Here
Thursday 2nd March Hampshire Fareham Academy, St Annes Grove, Fareham, Hampshire, PO14 1JJ Book Here
Thursday 2nd March Oxford The Warrinor School, Bloxham Grove Rd, Bloxham OX15 4LJ Book Here
Tuesday 7th March Bristol Future Inns, Cabot Circus Bond Street South, BS1 3EN Book Here
Wednesday 8th March Yorkshire OSsett Academy, Storrs Hill Road, OSsett, Wakefield, WF5 0DG Book Here
Thursday 9th March Birmingham The Oval School, Whittington Oval, Yardley. Birmingham, B33 8JG Book Here
Tuesday 14th March Bedford Kings House, 245 Ampthill Road, Beford, MK42 9AZ  Book Here
Wednesday 15th March Macclesfield HCSS Education, Sycamore House, Tytherington Business Park, Macclesfield Cheshire, SK10 2XA Book Here
Thursday 16th March Canterbury TBC Book Here
Thursday 16th March  Chester  Catholic High School Chester, Old Wrexham Road, Handbridge, Chester, CH4 7HS Book Here
Tuesday 21st March  London Access Ltd, One Aldgate, London, EC3N 1RE - Fully Booked Register for reserve list here 
Tuesday 21st March  Nottingham  Redhill Academy, Redhill Road, Arnold, Nottingham, NG5 8GX Book Here
Wednesday 22nd March Wirral Liscard Primary School, Withens Lane, Wallasey, Wirral, CH45 7NQ Book Here
Thursday 23rd March  Kent Milestone Academy, Ash Road, Hartley,Longfield, Kent, DA3 8JZ Book Here
Thursday 23rd March Newton Aycliffe TBC Book Here