The Audit Commission launches two new tools to support schools to improve value for money. These tools follow up the Audit Commission’s national report Valuable lessons, which was published in June 09.
Managing School Resources (http://www.schoolresources.audit-commission.gov.uk) is a voluntary online self-assessment tool. The action plan from the tool provides schools with a structure for value for money discussions, and sign-posts useful value for money resources.
The Audit Commission has also developed a workforce tool for secondary schools. This tool supports schools in breaking down expenditure by subject and comparing expenditure with outcomes, to support assessments of the efficiency of workforce deployment.