Monthly Archives: December 2015

Governance & Compliance 32: FPS Web Training Dates

The Education & Learning Team are pleased to announce that following a successful Financial Planning Suite (FPS) Web pilot and approval from Schools Finance Group, DCC will be adopting the FPS Web as the budget planning tool for 2016/17.

EAL …

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Governance & Compliance 31: Scholastics Book Fair – VAT On Rewards

This is a quick reminder to all schools to please notify the VAT team if your school has hosted a book fair for Scholastics.

As a thank you for hosting the event, Scholastics will allocate your school a reward which …

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General 23: SCRAPS Batch Failure

Due to the technical issues with the Finest upgrade yesterday, the SCRAPS batch last night failed.

ICT are currently working to rectify it – worse case is that they restore the data and then re-run all of the batches again …

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General 22: PE & Sports Grant Academic Yr 2015-16 – Posting Error

As mentioned on the Blog on 2nd December 2015 there was an error affecting some of the schools.

The 1st instalment of the 2015/16 Academic Year PE and Sports Grant was processed in November.

This grant is based on …

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Funding 21: Reception Baseline Assessment

The DfE has agreed to cover the basic cost of the Reception Baselines for schools, academies and free schools, who use an approved provider.  This reimbursement has now been received, and is due to be passed out to schools during …

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Governance & Compliance 30: National Insurance Budget Plan Update

A number of schools have recently contacted the Education & Learning Team on how they are able to calculate the changes to the National Insurance from 1st April 2016 within their budget plan.

By following the instructions below you will …

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Administration 26: Governor’s Payment Request Form

It has been noticed that a number of schools are currently using an old version of the ‘Governor’s Payment Request Form’. Please can you make sure that you are using the latest from (updated April 2015) which is available …

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General 20: Scheduled FINEST Server Works

From 16.00 on  December 9th and all day on 10th December, FINEST will be unavailable – due to essential server works. Therefore, the Payments Helpdesk and Cashiers/Credit Management Teams will be unable to answer any queries during this …

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General 19: PE and Sports Grant – Error Postings

The 1st instalment of the 2015/16 Academic Year PE and Sports Grant was processed in November.

This grant is based on number of pupils in year 1 to 6 as recorded on the January 2015 census.

Unfortunately there were …

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General 18: Payments to BT

When making payments to British Telecom, please ensure that you quote the customer reference number beginning ‘WW……’ as the invoice number. If there is room for the bill number at the end please quote it. However,  if you just quote …

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