Financial monitoring & reporting

  • How to interrogate a finance report
    Read our step-by-step guide to monitoring the finance report so you're clear on what the numbers mean, what to look out for and what questions to ask your school business manager in your finance committee meeting.
  • How to use financial benchmarking
    Get a handle on how to use the DfE's financial benchmarking website, so you can see how your school compares with others and ask your school business manager the right kinds of questions.
  • Monitoring school finance: an overview
    Financial oversight is one of the governing board's core functions. Get more detail on what your board's key responsibilities are, and learn what financial oversight means in practice, so you can monitor effectively.