**Governors should have attended an Introduction to Schools Finance prior to attending this course**
The aim of this course is to build governors understanding of schools finance and to enable them to make a valuable contribution to the Finance/Resources Committee and Whole Governing Board.
One of the Governing Boards key strategic roles is to oversee the financial performance of the school and ensure money is well spent. Efficient use of resources, particularly in financially challenging times is key to your school’s success. It is important and in keeping with The competency framework for governors that all governors have an understanding of the financial framework schools operate in, the processes and procedures that should be in place, understand and have the skills to exercise their role regarding strong financial management. All governors should be able to understand and question financial information presented and understand the financial implications of plans and decisions.
In part 2 of this finance course aimed at all governors you will get an opportunity to get hands on experience with the type of financial information you may be presented with as a governor. The aim of this course is to build your confidence interpreting financial information and raising questions. Covering financial reporting, benchmarking and efficiency this course will fully explore your role as a governor to promote strong financial management in your school.