Our Offer

For Academic year 2021/22, we have agreed retaining 6.5% of each individual schools GAG (General Annual Grant) funding. The Central top-slice will be used to fund the following expenditure on behalf of the schools within the Trust:

  • Strategic Management
  • Strategic HR Support
  • Financial Management
  • Strategic Estates Management
  • Expert Safeguarding Support, training, and Audit costs
  • Educational Psychologist Services (EPS)
  • Central Support Staff Costs
  • Education & Welfare Officer Support
  • Trust wide Internet provision & telephony Services
  • External Audit
  • Internal Assurance
  • Legal Services
  • Health and Safety Support (incl. fire risk assessments)
  • Completion of Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) returns costs
  • Bank charges
  • Annual actuary re-valuation fees
  • Finance Software Hosting fees
  • In-house Leadership & Staff Development Training
  • National College CPD subscription
  • School Improvement Consultancy
  • GL Pupil Progress assessment pilot
  • Governance Support Services and full Clerking services (incl. Local School Boards)
  • Comprehensive Governors training package
  • Payroll administration and Teacher Pension returns
  • Support in training and up-skilling of administration and finance staff to meet trust-wide procedures and standards
  • Website design, build and compliance
  • Data Protection Officer Services
  • Data Analyst Support Services
  • School to School support costs
  • Evolve Risk Management system

Outside of the Central Team Top-slice, the trust will work collaboratively and use its purchasing power on those high-value purchases/services to ensure that we provide best value for taxpayers and ensure we target as much money to front-line children.

The 2021-22 top-slice statement and appeal policy can be found here:

Galileo MAT 2021-22 Top-slice Statement and Appeal Policy