Strategic governance of finance – Making every penny count

A training event for governors and trustees

This governance training session provides practical guidance and tooling to help the board provide strategic leadership and oversight of school finances. Delegates will learn about:

  • Understanding the board’s financial role
  • Current challenges and changes in school finances
  • Awareness of DfE guidance and tools
  • Completing the DfE 10 checks for boards
  • Using the Financial Benchmarking tool
  • Completing School Resource Management self-assessment
  • Oversight of audits, internal controls and scrutiny
  • Minimising risks, fraud and error
  • Financial efficiency and workforce planning

Who should attend?
Any governors or trustees who have responsibilities for finances, or governors who want to understand more about governance of finances, risk and strategic oversight of school financial management.

Julie Taylor - With over 25 years in education and Governance, Julie is an experienced chair and National Leader of Governance who has a track record of supporting governance boards across Essex and beyond.

What people say about our training

‘The best governor training I have ever attended’

'Inspiring! Thank you! I now feel confident to be a more strategic governor’

‘At last, training that provides the tools, examples and checklists to help us do the job’

About our training
As experienced Chairs of Governors we strongly believe in providing training that gives you the knowledge, tools and examples to be effective governors. Our aim is to give you the confidence and tools to improve your governance as quickly and effectively as possible. All our training is provided by National Leaders of Governance who are experienced governance trainers. See our website for more details:

About NLGs
National Leaders of Governance (NLGs) are experienced chairs of governing boards. All NLGs have been through a rigorous designation process from the National College of Teaching and Leadership (NCTL), a part of the Department for Education (DfE), to demonstrate that we have the skills, experience and attributes to be a National Leader of Governance. All NLGs are either actively chairing standalone schools or academies, local governing boards or multi academy trust (MAT) trust boards or have done so within the last five years. All NLGs are trained to support governors through mentoring and coaching and provide governance services which are quality assured.

Logistics and Booking 
Please complete your online booking by selecting the 'BOOK' link next to the date you wish to attend from the grid below and using the 'BOOK' link.  If the 'BOOK' link is not visible, please let us know you are interested in the next available date by selecting the 'ENQUIRE' button below.
If you have any difficulties, please contact Melanie Jones, Billericay TSA Administrator.  Email:  Tel: 01277 314420. 

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CLICK HERE for Spring 2020 course

Other Governance Training
We provide a range of Governance training for your school, (full packages, bespoke sessions or pay as you go public courses).  Please CLICK HERE or visit for further information.



Dates 18 March 2020
Delegate Price £80.00
TSA Member Price £76.00