David has extensive experience of school finance. He has advised schools, school groups, local education authorities, academies and free schools on all matters of financial management. He is asked to act as a ‘trouble shooter’ on financial issues.
He has provided support to a number of Local Authorities (LA) in reviewing their use of the Dedicated Schools Grant and the impact of the Academies Act on their funding and organisation. This includes project managing the interface between the LA, its relevant departments and the converting school. Other experience includes Special Educational Needs Reviews, Early Years Reviews, School Business Management and BSF Project Management from a school perspective.
David has direct experience of supporting schools undergoing change, supporting schools and a carrying out financial analysis and budget construction for a range of establishments.