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Save Money

Bridgid Nzekwu and Department for Education procurement expert Claire Dicks team up to find ways of cutting costs in schools, covering everything from energy-saving measures and revising catering contracts to collaborative purchasing.

There are 20 videos in this series.

5 mins Green Savings
A primary school shares how it has saved money by going green, using environmental projects to cut the cost of its energy bills, in this school finance resource.
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5 mins Property Development, Contracts and Revenue Generation
A primary school shows how the appointment of a school business manager has helped it save money on school buildings and cleaning bills, in this school finance resource.
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5 mins Payroll, Property Development and Lettings
A secondary school which has saved more than £500,000 by bringing many of its operations in-house shares some of its money-saving secrets, in this school finance resource.
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5 mins Savings on Capital Spending
A school business manager shares his advice on saving money through clever management of capital spending projects.
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5 mins Primary Federation - The Benefits
Four Devon primary schools show how forming a hard federation has helped them save money on staffing, procurement, service level agreements, and contracts.
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5 mins Saving Money and Revenue Generation
Find out how one business manager has saved his school money, by looking at issues such as procurement, capital spending projects and fundraising, in this school finance resource.
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5 mins Secondary Federation - The Benefits
A secondary federation shows how it saves money by combining the financial management of its three academies, in this finance resource.
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5 mins Reducing Costs and Involving Students
A business manager at a PFI school shows how negotiations with contractors and involving students helps him save money, in this finance resource.
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5 mins Rural Clusters
A Norfolk secondary school business manager shows how he works with his school's feeder primary schools and has managed to save around £90,000 in costs, in this finance resource.
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5 mins DIY Decorating and Rubbish Collection
A secondary school in Surrey shares its innovative ways of saving money, including paying sixth formers to help with maintenance and reducing rubbish collections, in this school finance resource.
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5 mins Bringing the Cleaning Contract In-House
A primary school shows how bringing cleaning in-house has helped save money, in this school finance resource.
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15 mins Local Authority Contracts
Bridgid Nzekwu takes procurement expert Claire Dicks to Ranelagh Primary School in east London to see if they can help save money.
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15 mins Managing a PFI Contract
Bridgid Nzekwu and DfES procurement expert Claire Dicks visit Hornsey School for Girls in north London to see if they can get better value for money from their PFI contract.
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15 mins Roll-over Leases
Bridgid Nzekwu and DfES procurement expert Claire Dicks visit Coleraine Park Primary School in north London to see if they can identify ways in which the school can save money.
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15 mins Catering Contracts
Bridgid Nzekwu and DfES procurement expert Claire Dicks visit Filsham Valley School, a large comprehensive near Hastings to offer business manager Glyn Marsh advice on saving money.
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15 mins Energy Costs
In this episode of Save Money, Bridgid Nzekwu and DfES procurement expert Claire Dicks visit Coopers School in Chiselhurst.
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15 mins Sustainable Schools
A look at how two schools are trying to create an eco-friendly and sustainable environment for learning, while staying within tight budgets.
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15 mins ICT Provision
Bridgid Nzekwu and DCSF procurement expert Claire Dicks visit John Kelly Girls Technology College in London to see if it's possible for the school to update its ICT provision and save money.
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15 mins Collaborative Purchasing
A school bursar shows how collaborative purchasing makes her budget stretch further, and goes through the platforms and organisations she uses to do this.
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15 mins E-Office Systems
A look at the benefits of e-office technology and how it can improve efficiency for a school, as well as save money.
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