Financial Consultancy Services
Lighthouse Education Consultancy is nothing more than a band of experienced, professional individuals looking to provide help and support to schools, academies and anyone else devoted to education.
Below you will find a range of suggested services we offer, but we know that it is rare things are straight forward or that schools need a standard off the shelf product. Our ultimate aim is to provide high quality, value for money support in whatever situation a school finds itself in where a little outside support will help.
Our main areas of expertise are in education finance and IT, but we also work with a network of other specialists and so if you have something that you need help with then feel free to contact us.
Here are some of the services we have provided to schools.
Recruiting, supporting and challenging specialist staff in technical roles can be difficult for a Senior Leadership Team. Our expertise can help support these processes including shortlisting and interviewing, helping with target setting, mentoring and generally being your first port of call in a storm.
Your website is your first port of call for everyone including Ofsted inspectors, prospective parents and propsective staff. Having someone impartial to look over your website to check it is a positive reflection on your school, and it is meeting the long list of statutory requirements can be invaluable. Our audit process can cover all these areas and help you get a clear direction for any changes that need to be made.
For a Multi Academy Trust, having someone to call on to give you an independant assessment of the condition of IT systems and resources in a school so you can enter into new partnerships with your eyes open is vital. Our team have been involved both forming new MAT's and helping existing ones grow, and can offer some unique insights into potential pitfalls and advantages of the process.
Our team have vast experience in working with the school specific finance software, we have even helped write some of them. If you need support getting your system on the right course then we have everything you need.
Collectively, our team have helped either organise or deliver workshops and key note presentations at a wide range of events. We can offer everything from a single workshop to an entire conference / support staff training day to meet your needs.
When putting together a tender, one of the crucial elements is being clear on what you are asking for, and finding genuinely impartial advice can be difficult. Our team can support in this process and help translate what you are looking for into a clear and concise Statement of Requirements.
These are the members of our consultancy team.
Lisa Peacock has over 20 years of experience in Education Finance and is the founder and Managing Director of Lighthouse Education Consultancy. She is skilled in all areas of accounts preparation, budgeting and training with a specialism in academy conversions and supporting Multi Academy Trusts. Lisa has extensive knowledge and experience of working in children's centres, primary and secondary schools plus hands on experience of a multitude of budgeting and finance software including Capita SIMS FMS, HCSS, PS Financials and Facility CMIS.
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