Schools Business Planning

Schools business planning for the extended entitlement of 30 hours
This workshop will assist schools to:
 Understand the policy and the delivery model for the 30 hour extended entitlement.
 Use market research to identify the needs of their community to ensure what is
offered meets parents’ needs and to understand the local childcare market to inform
business planning.
 Explore the different delivery models and governance options available to schools.
 Understand the importance of good business practice when developing or changing
delivery models.
 Use PEST and SWOT tools and techniques to inform business planning.
 Analyse and understand occupancy to inform business planning.
 Be able to calculate ‘break even points’ and ‘break even occupancy levels’ to support
the school to develop sustainable delivery models.
 Use the learning, tools and techniques to identify a sustainable, workable model,
which offers increased flexibility to families.
 Create a one page action plan setting out the next steps they need to take.


Welcome, introductions and aims of the workshop
Setting the scene – a business opportunity to change, to grow and ensure future
The entitlement: 570 to 1140 hours, with increased flexibility and slightly different
Market research to inform your plans – Understanding the childcare market in your locality
and the needs of your school community
Delivering differently – delivery models which work for your school and working families
What can you do?
 Do nothing
 Increasing flexibility
 Increasing capacity
 Maximising partnerships and collaborative working to provide creative solutions


Choosing a governance model which works for your school
 Direct delivery as pupils of the school
 Community Powers (Section 27) as non-pupils of the school
 Partnership arrangement or commissioner
Delivering differently – business considerations
 Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
 Occupancy – a key performance indicator
 Breakeven analysis and fee structures


Delivering differently – making the most of your space
Maximising unused space and making best use of spare capacity
Delivering differently – Practical considerations and day to day organisation
 Staffing deployment and contracts to support increased flexibility and high quality
early education
 Managing routines, lunchtimes, and transitions
 Curriculum planning, cohorts, key-person and attachment
 Environments and spaces that work flexibly and meet the needs of children who may
be accessing longer days
Delivering differently – practical considerations of working in partnership and
 Models of delivery which support collaborative working
 Benefits and challenges
 Good quality transitions which provide consistency and continuity of the child
 Information sharing
What model will work for you? Reflection on the workshop, the options and initial
thoughts on workable models for individual schools.
Action planning – An opportunity to capture on one page what you need to do next to
ensure your plans continue to develop.
Summary and evaluation
3pm Close

Sample Outline Business Planning For 30 Hours In Schools Agenda
Sample Outline Business Planning For 30 Hours In Schools Agenda
201.5 KiB