Academy Trust Handbook: changes from September 2021The Academies Financial Handbook has been refreshed and renamed. There are no major changes, but you should still be familiar with what’s different in the new handbook. Use our summary to get up to speed.
How to interrogate a finance reportRead our step-by-step guide to interrogating 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 benchmarkingGet 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 overviewFinancial 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.
Pupil premium: ensuring value for moneyHow 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.