The government is sending troubleshooters into hard-pressed schools from next month in a bid to provide urgent “financial therapy”, Tes understands.
Dozens of £400-a-day “school efficiency advisers” are being recruited by the Department for Education, and will be sent into schools from January as part of a pilot.
The advisors are all school business managers drawn from the ranks of the Institute for Business Leadership (ISBL) fellows – and will be funded by the DfE.
They are expected to provide schools with tailored advice on how they can use their resources as effectively as possible.
The names of the schools selected to have the support, along with the criteria for choosing them, have not yet been disclosed.