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The latest EPI Report on the crisis of school budgets – what can your school do?

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The latest EPI Report on the crisis of school budgets – what can your school do?

The latest EPI Report on the crisis of school budgets – what can your school do

The latest EPI Report on the crisis of school budgets – what can your school do

Time to save moneyThe latest findings by the Education Policy Institute (EPI) has confirmed what many schools already know; there is a crisis on school funding and with pupil numbers on the increase, the pressure is only set to increase (2015/16 school year saw an increase of over 300,000 on pupil numbers)

The report summarised that:

  • 60% of maintained secondary schools are spending more than they receive
  • Since 2014, the number of Local Authority led special schools in deficit had doubled from 5% to 10%.

This combined with analysis from the National Education Union (NEU) that reports that despite spiralling costs, funding for 25% of primary schools and 17% of secondary schools has not increased and in some cases has even been reduced.

What can your school do to make your over-stretched budget go further?

Did you know that you could be wasting £’000s through your phones? A traditional ISDN phone line is costly to run, and phone bills can be hard to predict and budget for. Many schools are also paying for extra lines they don’t use as it can be difficult to monitor this outdated telephone platform and understand what it is you are paying for versus what it is your school actually needs.

Upgrade and save

By using the latest technology, you can zero your call billing and, in many cases, save enough money to make the upgrade cost neutral.

A telephony upgrade also provides your school with a sophisticated communication platform:

  • Easy to set up menu system to navigate callers to the right extension
  • Simple messaging facility, to provide informative reordered messages for parents
  • Seamless integration with split site schools and academies
  • Flexibility for all users to answer the phone as if they are on site, wherever they are working

Read how we have helped other schools

HBT has many years working within the education sector and have saved our schools thousands of pounds. Talk to you one of our education specialists today by calling 02476 867 422 or if it’s easier, request a callback and we will be in touch.

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