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10 Frequently Asked Questions About Payroll, Answered

The world of education payroll can be complex. For National Payroll Week, our payroll experts have answered your frequently asked questions to make it less so!

There is a lot to consider when it comes to processing and administrating your school, academy, or trust’s payroll. From processing maternity and paternity pay to tax code changes – we address and provide answers to some of our clients’ most frequently asked payroll questions.

Data management in schools and why it's important

We all know that keeping data safe and secure is critical to avoiding malicious attacks. Did you know there was an increase in ransomware attacks on the UK education sector during August and September 2020 – rising again in February 2021?

The New Academies Chart of Accounts: What you need to know

The New Academies Chart of Accounts (ACoA) automation technology allows you to submit your trial balance data directly from your financial management software to the Accounts Return form. The aim is to save you time and reduce any errors involved in completing your Accounts Return.  

Calling all IRIS Financials Users! 2021 Workshops Announced

As an IRIS Financials (formerly PSF) accredited support and training partner, SAAF Education understands how complex the software can be for users. Some processes can be time consuming and at times cumbersome, leaving you wondering is there a simpler way of doing this? 

What support funding is available to schools during coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Updated 7/4/2021

In these unsettling times, it may be difficult to know what funding support is available to help your school during the coronavirus pandemic.

Donate your unwanted laptops to help school children working remotely

SAAF Education, amongst other organisations, has donated laptops and old equipment to Nottingham Schools Trust, to help schools provide equipment to children working from home.

Children’s Mental Health Week: Tools and resources for your school or academy.

It’s Children’s Mental Health Week (1-7 February) and this year’s theme is Express Yourself. To support your school or academy we’ve put together some tools and resources.

Early Years Census 2021 Update

The Department for Education has released guidance around the Spring Census 2021 – specifying how to submit hours and report on children being sick due to coronavirus on Census Day.

Free school meals during coronavirus (COVID-19): What you need to know

The government have provided updates on free school meals during COVID-19. Here’s what you need to know.