School Management Support has been founded by Barry Walder (with assistance from Jay Patel) to specialise in supporting Schools and Academies in all areas of financial management.
Barry has over 25 years of experience working in the Education Sector. He started working for the ILEA in 1984 and following the abolition of the ILEA in 1990, worked for the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham and introduced LMS. In 2001 he setup a finance support service to schools within a private company (Public Private Associates) which at its peak provided finance management support services to over 200 schools. In 2008 he decided to work as a self employed consultant.
Jay Patel has worked as a self employed consultant in the education sector with Barry since 2001, working in multiple boroughs throughout London. He primarily focuses on improving schools financial manageability, but has also been involved with IT and system related matters. In recent times he has focussed on attaining the best value in all facets of school related services, as well as Process Flow improvement for improved efficiency.
Between us we have a number of associates that we work with to ensure that we can maintain the highest level of support for schools.
We provide a wide range of service packages and are able to tailor the service to meet the needs of your school.
Services Available are:
Helpdesk Only Service
Monthly Management Reporting
Termly Financial Reporting
Budget Planning Service
Admin Support Service
SFVS Support (Schools Financial Value Standard)
School Fund Audit
Academy Conversion Service
Responsible Officer Service
FMGE (Financial Management and Governance Evaluation)
If there is a bespoke service that you require then please do not hesitate to contact us so that we can discuss the options available to you, and the best possible way forward to further streamline your schools financial management.