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Strategic Finance for Governors


The strategic role governors have within a school is of paramount importance. This course covers how effective financial planning, monitoring and evaluation can help you realise your strategic objectives. Within a financial context, it covers the importance of school self-evaluation and the need for strategic thinking, planning and management.


  • to understand the requirements of the SFVS
  • to learn about budgets, budget setting, income and budget monitoring
  • to identify sources of funding for schools
  • to understand about financial reports and benchmarking data available to governors
  • to be aware of governing body’s responsibilities relating to financial management and the requirements of the School Financial Value Standard.
  • strategic budget setting – alignment to strategic priorities over a 3 to 5 year period
  • iscuss main causes of financial uncertainty and vulnerability
  • what does a strategic finance plan look like?
  • finance as a strategic decision-making tool


All governors, particularly those who are members of the school’s resources/finance committee and chairs/vice chairs

18 Nov 2019 18:00 - 20:00

Closing date: 18/11/2019
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Governor Development Service
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Date and Time

18 Nov 2019 18:00 - 20:00


Ashby Link, Ashby High Street, Scunthorpe, DN16 2RY - F07


Rosie Maughan
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