A Governors’ role in understanding Fraud and Audit within schools – Online Training

A Governors’ role in understanding Fraud and Audit within schools – Online Training


£90.00 Sub Total
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£90.00 Your Price

As a school governor, should I be concerned about fraud?

Yes, school staff are usually completely trustworthy, but things can sometimes go wrong. This can have dire consequences for a school.
Anyone can be subject to pressure or temptation. Those who have high levels of control and low supervision may be tempted. Some school governors are unsure what to challenge and or scrutinise in detail.

Types of risks particular to schools include:

  • Wages and overtime claimed fraudulently
  • Fraudulently contracted work or pay for contractors
  • Misappropriating money for school trips or petty cash
  • Lack of regular scrutiny by senior management, governors and internal audit

School governors share a responsibility for protecting taxpayers’ money

As a school governor you have a special additional role. As governors you are individually and collectively responsible for proper control of your school’s finances. The buck does not stop with the financial administrator.

Being a school governor means putting the interests of taxpayers and children first. School Governors have a responsibility for the sound finances and reputation of their school.

Hopefully, you will have productive and friendly working relations with your school staff. However, in some places these friendships become too close.

Delegates will:

  • Understand the risks of fraud in the school environment.
  • Understand the importance of financial process and procedures.
  • Know what Governors need to check and how to check.
  • Know what to do if you have concerns

The price for this training session is £90 per delegate. Don’t forget – our Governor SLA packages offer unlimited access to Edsential’s annual governor training programme for all governors in your school. Prices start from just £515 – find out more and purchase here.

For schools already bought into the annual Governor Training SLA please continue to book this session below as normal – you will not be charged as part of your SLA.

Please inform us of the delegate’s email address at time of booking to allow us to provide the meeting link.


28th November 2024
02nd July 2025


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