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Great content and presentation, very informative

School governor (Understanding School and Academy Finance)

Training Services

Flexible, practical and tailored to meet your requirements 


The co-founders of SchoolCal come from a background of supporting Governors, Headteachers and SBMs across the sector.  Our specialist in-depth knowledge is in education finance, strategic planning and long-term budgeting.  

All our training courses are flexible and can be delivered as brief twilight sessions, one to one training or as a group workshop.

For more information and to discuss your requirements please contact us

Example training workshops 


Introduction to schools / academy finance

Perfect for governors and staff with financial responsibilities this course can be delivered as a short twilight session or a more in-depth half day workshop.  

Example content 

  • Where does the money come from 
  • Key financial roles and responsibilities 
  • The budget cycle 
  • Financial reporting and monitoring 

top 10 FINANCIAL checks for governors

A practical view on the DfE Schools Financial Efficiency guidance.

Delegates will be provided with practical examples on what information governors should be given to help make sure their school is managing financial resources effectively


linking the School development plan to the annual budget 

Focus on strategic planning in schools and how this can practically be achieved.

Example content

  • Practical steps in linking the SDP to the budget
  • Maximising classroom resources 
  • Value for Money / achieving Best Value 
  • Key roles and responsibilities 
  • Benchmarking 

What our delegates say

What our delegates say

Chance for governors attending to ask questions which were answered well and clearly
Level of detail well pitched, engaging speaker and enthusiastic
Flexible with questions, queries and timings

Contact us to discuss your training requirements in more detail

call 0161 266 1028 or email 


Purchase a copy of our introduction to school finance for governors for only £25 per school