School Audit Bulletins

The objective of these bulletins is to assist School Governors in meeting their core strategic functions as set out in the Governance Handbook published by the Department for Education.

•Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos,and strategic direction.

•Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and

•Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

The Governance Handbook states that asking the right questions is equally important in relation to money as it is to educational performance. These bulletins are to update school governors on the school audit function. Through our delivery of school audits, we provide assurance to school leaders, Governors, Council Officers and Councillors that effective financial controls are in place. We also pick up on some practices, that whilst not financial, may also be a risk to schools. Our aim is to help improve processes and controls at within schools.

Previous School Audit Bulletins

School Audit Bulletin February 2024 [238.3 KB] [docx]

School Audit Bulletin - March 2022 [253.3 KB] [pdf]

Audit Update Summer 2021 [325.7 KB] [pdf]

Cloud Computing - Autumn 2020  [318.5 KB] [pdf]