Join us for the latest in our series of Survive, Revive, Thrive webinars, 'Academies - An update on the current challenges and key COVID-19 considerations'.
In the current climate, we may not be able to provide you with our usual seminar programme, however, join us for our Academies focused webinar where we will provide an update on the current issues faced within the Academy sector and provide an opportunity to speak to our team.
Our Academy experts, Michelle Wilkes, Graham Fitzgerald and Tracey Richardson will update you on the affects COVID-19 is having on the financial impact of our clients, and also bring you up to speed on the changes within the Financial Handbook and Accounts Direction, released by the ESFA over the last month.
In this session, our experts will:
This webinar will run for two hours and following the session, there will be the opportunity to ask our panel questions.
If you have any questions you would like to pose to our speakers in advance of the session, or have issues accessing our webinar, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to join our webinar, please register here or click on the button below.
Tuesday 21 July 2020
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(There will be a Q&A session)
Link to Webinar
In the meantime, if you would like to discuss the webinar topic or would like to arrange a call with a member of the team to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on your Academy, please get in touch with Michelle Wilkes, Head of our Academies team, or your local Wilkins Kennedy contact.
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