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Financial accountability and management for governors – webinars

Governors for Schools and the Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL) are pleased to announce a free webinar series to be held this September on financial accountability and management.

Stephen Morales, Chief Executive of ISBL, will present three webinars on different aspects of financial accountability and management in schools, focusing in particular on how those responsible for governance can work effectively with school business professionals to achieve the school’s strategic aims:

The webinars are free to join and open to governors on all types of board (including trust boards and academy councils/local governing bodies). If you’re unable to join us at the time, the webinars will be available to watch on our website shortly afterwards.

The Institute of School Business Leadership has worked for over 20 years to promote excellence in school business leadership. One of the Institute’s main aims is to bring together the pillars of school leadership – pedagogy, governance and business – so that schools are better placed to improve pupil outcomes.

Further details of Stephen’s profile can be found below, along with more information about the individual sessions.



Stephen Morales, Chief Executive, Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL)

Stephen has a 20-year career history in operations and finance, working at a senior level in the public and private sectors, both in the UK and abroad.

Stephen presided over the development and implementation of nationally recognised school business leadership professional standards and led the transition from the National Association of School Business Management to the Institute of School Business Leadership.

Stephen works closely with the Department for Education in areas of policy reform, and his commitment to research to aid our self-improving system includes ongoing engagement with international jurisdictions including Australia, Europe, the Middle East and the US.

Governors for Schools webinars are supported by Lloyds Banking Group.

Financial Planning and Value for Money

Financial planning and value for money

Date: 19th September, 4pm – 5pm

This webinar will look at the principles behind effective resource allocation in schools and the various components of financial planning and monitoring.

We’ll also look at how those responsible for governance can ensure the school is achieving value for money.

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Principles of Effective Financial Governance – webinar

Principles of effective financial governance

Date: 12th September, 4pm – 5pm

This webinar will look at what makes up frameworks for financial management in schools, and the key roles played by staff and governors.

It will also look at how governors can evaluate their school’s framework to ensure it is fit for purpose.

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The Funding and Accountability Framework – webinar

The funding and accountability framework

Date: 5th September, 4pm – 5pm

This webinar will look at the funding and accountability system for UK state schools, including the differences between the academy and maintained school sector.

It will look at the roles that trustees and governors play in accountability and consider how the type of school has a bearing on the school business professional role.

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