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The range of financial, legal and insurance services we offer to schools and academies together with documents and useful links.

Mainstream academy vacancy

A mainstream academy vacancy has arisen on the Derbyshire Schools Forum. The position is open to, but not limited to, principals, senior staff or governors. Ideally you should have a key role in managing the finances of your academy or Trust.  A link to the Forum page on the Council’s website is below and gives you a flavour of the work of the Forum.

Derbyshire Schools Forum - Derbyshire County Council

If you are interested in taking up this place, please email your details to: by 12 November 2021 at the latest.  Please note that we are unable to accept applications from Esteem, Redhill Academy Trust or QEGS MAT Trusts as these bodies already have two members on the Forum; the maximum allowed.

Budget advice and planning

We can support you to plan your finances and make sure your governing body receives appropriate financial information and reports.

Income collection and recovery

We can work with you to make sure you receive all the money you are owed.

Payment of purchase invoices

We can help you to pay suppliers in good time so you can meet legal and contractual duties and avoid late payment charges.

Insurance and risk management

We offer specialist advice and support to give headteachers and governors the confidence that people and property are adequately insured. The cost of defending and settling claims is rising.

Legal advice

We employ solicitors and legal executives with wide-ranging experience of the issues faced by schools and governors to ensure that you have ready access to specialist legal advice.

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