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  • Academies Financial Handbook: changes from September 2019 Read about the major changes that you should be aware of, including new requirements for audit committees and whistle-blowing procedures.
  • Finance report to governors What should be in the school's report to the finance committee? This article includes a KeyDoc template for finance reports to governors, which sets out the types of information governors should look for. We also refer to finance reports from schools and a case study on financial management in an academy.
  • Monitoring school finances: an overview How can we ensure effective monitoring of school finances? This article suggests strategies for ensuring and demonstrating effective oversight of school finances, including appointing link governors, creating a monitoring plan and benchmarking against other schools.
  • Pupil premium: ensuring value for money How can we monitor pupil premium spending? We relay guidance from one of our associate experts on how governors can monitor pupil premium spending. We also link to information and tools from Ofsted to help monitor the funding, and a case study from FASNA.