The CFO & COO INSIDER is a live, regular discussion about the trust finance topics that matter most.

Hosted by Leyla Tovey, SBS Managing Director



Benchmarking & Curriculum-Led Budgeting 

Thursday 7th December   10.00 - 10.40
Leyla Tovey, Richard Page, Benedicte Yue, Mark Hancock

Leyla will be joined by Richard Page (Director of Operations and Digital at SBS), Benedicte Yue (CFO at River Learning Trust) and Mark Hancock (Data Director at River Learning Trust) to discuss key benchmarks, adjustments and limitations to curriculum-led budgeting. We'll also look at River Learning Trust's approach and how it uses metrics in practice to inform decisions. 


Thursday 29th February 2024 fontawesome-5.14.0--Clock 10.00 - 10.40
Leyla Tovey, Christopher Dryer

Laying a Foundation for Growth 

Leyla will be joined by Christopher Dryer (Director of Finance & Operations, St Bartholomew's CE Multi Academy Trust) to explore the benefits of ensuring scalable systems and processes are in place prior to MAT growth. 

Previous session:

Internal Scrutiny: how to embed a risk-based programme of works  

Leyla was joined by Andrya Norris CMgr MCMI (Internal Scrutiny Lead, SBS) and Jon Briggs (CFOO, Pioneer Learning Trust) to explore what a risk based programme of works looks like and the benefits of a people centred approach to internal scrutiny. 

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