Course code Price Keystage(s) Presented by
MAN102
  • £300 (LCC Fee)
  • £300 (Ext Fee)
Foundation; KS1; KS2
  • Jane Phythian (Senior School Adviser and Team Leader )
  • Neil Smith (Operational Manager, Schools' Financial Services)
Suitable for: Senior leaders, Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, Assistant Headteacher

Course Objectives

1. To gain an understanding of the funding arrangements in schools.
2. To develop skills in effective financial management in school.
3. To gain a knowledge and understanding of compliance for financial processes and procedures in school
4. To understand the process and expectations of the Schools Financial Value Standard.
5. To further develop skills in links between school improvement and budget planning

Course objectives; delegates will:
- Understand how schools are funded within the national funding framework.
- Understand the principles of budget setting and planning, including the link to school development plans
- Understand the means of budget monitoring and financial control.
- Clarify roles and responsibilities for financial management including those of the Local Authority (LA), Governors, Headteachers and other school staff.
- Understand 'procurement' and consider ways in which schools can develop procurement skills to improve VFM
- Self-evaluate the school's financial management
- Consider how to evidence and evaluate the impact of Pupil Premium Grant.

Where delegates are unable to attend one of the scheduled dates, it may be possible for them to attend that session when the course is repeated. In this case, a charge of £25 per session will be levied by journal transfer to cover additional venue costs.

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Lancashire Professional Development Service
The Centre for Learning Excellence
Woodlands Conference Centre
Southport Road
Chorley
PR7 1QR

Tel: 01257 516100
Email: lpds@lancashire.gov.uk