Finance: role of the link governor/trustee

Be clear on your role as a finance link governor or a member of the finance committee so you can monitor effectively.

Last reviewed on 23 February 2024
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Contents
  1. Your role
  2. Questions to ask senior leaders
  3. Ofsted and finance

Your whole board is responsible for overseeing financial performance. However, you may be appointed to the role of a finance link governor/trustee as a way to monitor your school's or trust's finances.

You might also be appointed to a finance committee, in which case you'll fulfil a similar role to the 1 we set out in this article. 

Note:

Anyone can be a finance link governor as long as they have the appropriate skills and experience to carry out the role effectively. Our associate education expert, Jackie Beard, told

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