The FD Forum Group
This site is run by and for the professional Academy Administration Staff, who are fundamental to the good running of an Academy and without whom there would be no successful Academies Programme.
HISTORIC GOOGLE GROUPS
DfE Reporting Forum
From Monday 17th February 2020, access to all Forums has been transferred to this website. You will no longer be able to post in the Google groups (or continue earlier conversations) but you will be able to view previous threads.
If you have any further question, please have a look at our FAQs page.
The FD Forum was set up by a group of FDs from the early sponsored Academies and has now expanded to include Academies, Multi-Academy Trusts and Federations.
The Forum was created as a self-help group to help and advise members in the early days of the Academies programme and to ensure that Academy FDs were able to fulfil the needs of their Academies from a functional perspective.
It has now evolved into a number of distinct streams – Finance, HR, Premises, DfE Reporting, GDPR and Auditors. These forums groups provide a channel for the exchange of information between Members relating to the overall breadth of their roles and enabling them to share best practice.
The Forum is not a lobbying group but it will, and does, get involved in any financial matters that impinge on Academies.
The FD Forum is open to Finance Directors of Academies. Membership of this Forum provides access to Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) Forum and the DfE Forum. If your role also encompasses HR and/or Premises responsibilities you may also join our HR or Premises Forums too. Please request access to these when you apply for membership.
The HR Forum is open to those responsible for HR within Academies. Please request access to this when you apply for membership.
The Premises Forum is open for those responsible for premises and facilities within Academies. Please request access to this when you apply for membership.
The Forum has been a vital tool and resource to many new and old FDs, as well as a vital vehicle for people venting their frustrations.
I would like to express my thanks to everyone who has responded to my question here. It is a very interesting trail and certainly informative.
I have been a member of the forum for a number of years and found it an invaluable resource.
It would be good to still have access to the forum as it is an invaluable source of information
Thank you for all the helpful information you have sent over the years