Business support services support the back office running of
schools, colleges and academies.
Worcestershire County Council provides a wide range of
financial support services enabling schools to fulfil their
statutory obligations and strategic functions in relation to
financial management. This includes:
- Budget planning and monitoring
- Staffing projections
- Financial reports
- Budget forecasting
- Management of school funds
- CFR returns
The Revenue Services team offer a range of accounts
payable and accounts receivable services for schools using the SAP
For Maintained schools that do not have a separate bank
account this includes the following package of services which all
schools are required to sign up to:
- Creation and maintenance of customer and vendor records
- Debt management
- Processing payment runs and distributing remittances
- Telephone support and advice
- Uploading of scanned invoice images
For Academy schools and Maintained schools with local bank
accounts who have elected to use SAP Financials offered by the
County Council, the following services are offered:
Human Resource (HR) Services
HR Services provides a range of professional
services, supporting headteachers' and governing bodies with their
operational, strategic and management responsibilities in
running their school. Find out more information on HR Services
Our Property Service can help with any problem
relating to buildings and their services. Our teams of professional
architects, engineers, surveyors, data specialists and support
staff have considerable experience in managing the school estate
and in supporting schools. Our systems and processes have evolved
over time, guided by the DfE, HSE and by feedback from our clients
to provide a robust solution to the challenges of property
management. We also hold a wealth of data about the buildings in
View or download the latest
Offer for Schools (PDF 2.6 MB) or the latest Property
Service Offer for Academies (PDF 3.4 MB)
Worcestershire County Council provides
comprehensive and accredited ICT support for schools and academies.
Find out more
information on ICT services available include:
Scientific Services offer a full asbestos
management service to ensure compliance with current legislation
and the Health & Safety Executive's guidance. This includes all
types of asbestos surveys for buildings, regular inspections and
risk assessments of asbestos containing materials and sampling and
analysis of materials suspected of containing asbestos. Scientific
Services also carries out quality control checks and monitoring
during asbestos removal work and four stage clearances following
the removal to ensure a safe working environment is maintained.
Scientific Services always works directly for the client ensuring
impartiality as required by the Control of Asbestos Regulations
2006. The team is UKAS accredited for most of the services
View or download the latest Asbestos Service Offer for
schools (PDF 3MB) or the latest Asbestos Service Offer for
academies (PDF 3 MB).
Worcestershire County Council offers
pre-planning application advice, scoping, surveying and licensing,
as well as general advice and guidance to support schools'
statutory duty towards planning, protecting, and enhancing
View or download the latest Ecology Service Offer for
schools (PDF 3 MB) or the latest Ecology Service Offer for
academies (PDF 3 MB).
Legal and Democratic Services
The county council's Legal and Democratic
Services team offer specialist advice and support for schools
(including where necessary representation in court and at tribunal)
on an extensive range of legal issues. These include issues
relating to parents and pupils, property, personnel and employment,
contractual matters, information law, debt recovery and where
appropriate clerking school admissions appeals.
View or download the latest
Legal and Democratic Services Offer for schools (PDF 3 MB)
and the latest
Service Offer for academies (PDF 3 MB).
Worcestershire County Council's Appeals
Secretariat offers schools and academies specialist advice and
administrative services relating to the school admissions appeals
process. We can also provide experienced and trained individuals to
serve as independent members on school admission appeal panel
View or download the
Appeals Service Offer (External Website) for this service
County Infrastructure Service
Our County Infrastructure Service works
closely with customers to provide a one stop shop for data
networking, audio visual and telephony infrastructure services.
This includes the supply and installation of data and fibre
cabling, data switches, wireless, interactive boards and telephone
systems. We can also act as a single point of contact for all
telephone systems support including extension moves and changes,
upgrades, new systems and general enquiries.
This service is currently undergoing a review
and so the service offer may change.
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