Julia is the ASCL Funding Specialist and works with schools, supporting them in developing sustainable strategic financial plans and building financial resilience. Julia represents ASCL in the campaign for sufficient, sustainable and equitable funding for education and belongs to a number of Department for Education (DfE) strategy groups, working alongside colleagues from DfE and the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) as well as representatives from the sector.
Julia worked for HSBC’s corporate banking division before moving to the education sector. Developing a working knowledge of education funding since 2001, she has worked with school leaders in both the primary and secondary phase. As a member of the school leadership team she has been responsible for strategic financial planning and monitoring, PFI contract management, academy conversion and leading capital projects.
You can follow Julia on Twitter @julia_harnden