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This event is suitable for Ealing maintained schools and all other schools
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Event code SCH 23/046 
Event description The board’s third core function is to oversee financial performance and make sure public money is well spent. It should do this by ensuring it has at least one individual or a committee with specific, relevant skills and experience of financial matters. However, everyone on the governing board should have a basic understanding of the financial cycle and the legal requirements of the school on accountability and spend.” (Governance Handbook, October 2020, DfE) 
This session is a follow up to the basic finance session (January 2023) but primarily aimed at governors responsible for finance / or who sit on a relevant committee linked to managing the budget effectively. 

The training will be undertaken by Ealing’s Russel Dyer, Stephen Bell and Justin Whitsitt (details of trainer TBC)  
Training objectives The outcomes will be to gain a greater understanding of:

  • The role of the finance governor / committee

  • Key financial roles, task and skills of the board

  • Local funding formulae vs National funding formula - where are we with this?

  • Ealing timelines and deadlines

  • The role of governors in developing and approving a budget plan for your school

  • Monitoring your budget including a specific worked through example.

  • Benchmarking and auditing

  • Next steps ….

Target Group

This session is a follow up to the basic finance session (January 2023) and will be aimed at those governors responsible for finance / sit on a relevant committee to help them understand their role more fully in relation to managing the budget effectively.

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Subject areas Finance, Governor training
Target audience Governors: All
OFSTED areas Quality of leadership and management in the school, Leadership and management
Professional Standards
Venue via Zoom (online), ., . map
Admin contact Stella Bernard (
Event Commissioner Tina Birch (
Course Costs
Standard cost£97.00
*Ealing Learning Partnership pay as you go£90.00
CPD/Training SLA£0.00
Start date Monday 6 March 2023
Times 18:00 - 20:00
Number of sessions 1  
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