Finance training for governors and trustees

Strong financial management is one of the pillars of good governance. Find out what training and resources are available to you to enhance your knowledge of school finance.

Last reviewed on 22 November 2022See updates
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  1. Do I need finance training?
  2. Take our learning pathway on the basics of finance
  3. Governors for Schools
  4. Local authority training
  5. Faith-based organisations
  6. Other resources 

This article refers to a number of training providers. Their inclusion here is not a recommendation from The Key.

Do I need finance training?

Overseeing financial performance is your third core function as a governor and part of the purpose of trust governance.

This means you need a solid grounding of how finance works and what good financial management looks like, even if you're not on a finance committee or a finance specialist.

Undertaking training on school finance means you'll have the knowledge to hold senior leaders to account and make sure your school or trust is spending money correctly. 

Take our learning pathway on the basics of finance

Complete our learning pathway to get a grip on the basics of finance and be confident that your board is making sure money is well spent.

You can complete it in your own time – it'll take you around 30 minutes to work through.

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