Preventing Fraud in Schools

Preventing Fraud in Schools

Consultant: Steve BarkerDate posted: October 2016

Governors in maintained schools and trustees/directors in academies and free schools need to ensure that there are effective procedures in place to detract and deter fraudulent activity.


The DfE Schools Financial Health and Efficiency Toolkit has had a new module added to its Procurement Training for Schools. The Preventing Fraud in Schools module was published on October 21st and provides school leaders including governors with a toolkit including training materials that can be used to develop staff awareness of the issue.

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This Better Governor webinar, is an opportunity for all those involved in governance, in maintained schools and academies to reflect on the effectiveness of strategic planning in their school or trust. The Governance Competency Framework sets a clear expectation that Governing/Trust Board's focus on a strategic remit: effective strategic planning is implicit in this. Join us to explore the topic and engage in discussion on what effective practice looks like in 2019. This webinar will be facilitated by our governance experts Steve Barker and Linda Waghorn and will be a mix of input from them together with opinion polls and the opportunity to ask your own questions.