The level of support responds to school’s delegated authority and each school’s support staff structures. The revised top slice model secures clear and transparent financial and resource management across the Trust, whilst also ensuring the Trust has adequate resources to continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future.
The support provided to individual schools consists of three elements: Core Costs, Bought in Services and School Improvement.
The following costs are allocated to all schools on an equitable basis. There is a fixed percentage rate for the core costs. These costs include:
Bought in Services:
This element relates to additional central services that schools buy in to, in relation to HR, Finance and Premises management. There are 3 tiers within this section:
School improvement programmes are categorised under 4 tiers of support, which are proportionate and responsive to each school’s effectiveness. The tier of support required is determined by the Trust. It is reviewed annually, and is non-negotiable.