Schools can take their broadband service from the UNICORN contract, sharing a fast and responsive network with other schools, Multi Academy Trusts, county and district and borough councils, health and other agencies in the region.
Educational Psychology Service
Using psychology to put children and young people first
The schools finance team provides a range of financial guidance to Surrey maintained schools, monitors schools’ financial performance on behalf of the LA and facilitates their compliance with statutory financial reporting requirements,. Principal services include:
* providing the finance manual and associated financial management and accounting guidance (including budget plan and closure of accounts guidance);
* managing the process for monthly expenditure reporting by schools to the LA
* cash transfers to schools and local bank account reconciliations
* reviewing and approving school budget plans, monitoring schools in financial difficulties and providing initial advice to those schools.
The service also administers the sickness and maternity staff cover insurance schemes, which are open to all Surrey LA maintained schools.
Schools needing additional financial advice (eg on budget setting, financial systems setup or more effective use of resources) may purchase that advice from a range of providers. The schools finance team does not provide traded services.
Information on the funding of Surrey schools, including the statutory scheme for financing schools, can be found on the School funding and finance pages of the main Surrey County Council website.
HR&OD Policy & Reward Team
HR&OD Statutory Service
Surrey County Council provide statutory HR support to all Surrey maintained schools through the provision of specialist advice, ‘model’ policies and guidance. In addition, information is provided on the councils’ voluntary benefits scheme which is available to all Surrey schools who purchase SCC payroll services (including academies).
The resource pages are regularly updated to take account of new guidance and changes in legislation. Some documents contained in the resource pages are restricted to maintained schools only. In order to access the job family toolkit academies will need to login and purchase the service.
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