Skip to content

Effective financial governance in schools and trusts


At a glance

This module outlines the types of funding schools and trusts receive, how this should be used and managed, and the strategic and compliance function of the governing board.

You will cover:

your role in relation to managing resources
how financially efficient schools use their resources
the budget setting and monitoring process
how to evaluate strategic impact
Study time

2 hours

CPD accreditation

and certification

Module description

Every school organisation should use its resources to ensure that pupils' outcomes are as good as they can be.

This module explores the frameworks, policies and procedures which regulate school resources and demonstrates what is expected of you and your governing board to ensure regularity, security and solvency and how to anticipate to avoid some typical pitfalls.

Governors and trustees provide insights into meeting the challenge of how to make tight resources go as far as possible. You will gain a clear idea of pupil and other premiums and what your governing board can do to ensure spending has the impact on pupil outcomes that it should. Various tools and approaches for developing financial efficiency in your organisation will be highlighted.

To consolidate your understanding, you will evaluate the effectiveness of a governing board in relation to a school struggling to balance its budget and work within its compliance frameworks.

Learning Link

Start this module

Learning Link subscribers

Log in to access this module or create an account.

Not yet subscribed?

Sign up for a free trial or purchase a subscription.

Preview slides

    • “An excellent module to give new governors a comprehensive understanding of resources.”

      User review

    • “Very clear and some great links to external resources.”

      User review

    • “The scenario at the end of the module was excellent and made it all come to life.”

      User review

      Who developed this module?

      Take the next steps...

      Core modules

      A suite of 8 modules covering key governance areas, perfect for those new to governance or those looking for a refresher.