While Goodwyn School prides itself on exuding warmth, happiness and wellbeing, it believes old fashioned values, such as understanding and respect, are important too.
In fact, this reflects the basis of the school’s longstanding relationship with its accountancy firm, Rickard Keen, which takes care of the school’s accounts and tax affairs.
“I send them my management accounts,” explains partner Glynis Hobden, “and they compile the annual accounts”.
Indeed, as Ms Hobden used to work for Rickard Keen, she feels a personal connection with the firm.
“They are friendly, and I feel comfortable talking to anyone there,” she says. “In fact, they are good listeners and are always happy to help.
“Rickard Keen is extremely professional when dealing with the school’s affairs.”
When asked which accountancy firm they use, Ms Hobden is always happy to recommend Rickard Keen.
“We have always used them, and, as they are professional, I’ve never had grounds for complaint, so there is no genuine reason not to recommend them.”