Events

“Weathering the Storm” – Independent Schools Webinar – 20 October 2020

“Weathering the Storm” – Independent Schools Webinar – 20 October 2020

“Weathering the Storm” – Independent Schools Webinar

20 October 2020

 

We are delighted to invite you to attend our free Independent Schools Webinar addressing some of the legal and financial challenges facing independent schools in light of the Covid-19 epidemic.

The Covid-19 epidemic and the economic shock accompanying it has created numerous challenges for independent schools including uncertainties in relation to future pupil numbers, the impact of social distancing and remote learning, loss of enterprise income through trading subsidiaries all impacting on cash flow and reserves.  Covid-19 has also created governance challenges such as holding remote trustee and members’ meetings.  This webinar will focus on how school leaders and trustees can equip themselves to best meet their financial and legal duties in these uncertain times.

The programme includes::

  • Legal update – Mark Honeywell, Lupton Fawcett LLP
    We will provide an update on recent developments in charity law and Charity Commission advice on dealing with governance challenges created by Covid-19.  We will also consider, from a legal perspective, options trustees might consider to navigate financial challenges.
  • Financial duties and managing the financial situation – Jane Marshall, BHP
    Financial responsibilities covering areas such as Trustees’ Reports, forecasting income and expenditure and cashflow, monitoring performance, reserves and fund structures.
  • Pensions – the options – James Webster, The Pensions Trust
    A summary of some of the key reasons behind the increase in the contributions to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme contributions, consideration of some alternative options available and an indication of the decisions that are being made by some schools regarding their participation in the Scheme.

Timings:  9.55am registration, 10.00am presentations,12.30pm close.

Please click here to learn more about the speakers.

Who should attend & how to book

The webinar will be of interest to bursars, headteachers and governors.

 

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