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New Headteacher Induction - Session 3 - Finance (SFS)

Audience: Primary, Secondary
Single session
  • Foundation
  • Key Stage 1
  • Key Stage 2
  • Key Stage 3
  • Key Stage 4

Brief Overview

Session 3 with Sue Lindgren - What Headteachers Need To Know About Finance (SFS)

This session is part of the KCC Induction programme which is a key component of the Kent Leadership strategy and an important way of supporting leaders’ development. The programme is aimed at all new headteachers in Kent and is relevant to primary, secondary and special schools.

The programme is comprised of a sequence of six sessions which take place termly.It is flexible allowing headteachers to join at any point over the year

This half-day session will be split into two main parts: the first will include an informal tour and learning walk around the host school; this will offer an opportunity to showcase different settings and share practice.The second will include training by the key speaker who will take you through the essential ‘need to knows’ in terms of statutory practice and expectations; this will also include time to ask any questions that are particularly pertinent to you and your individual setting.

Learning Outcomes

The understanding finance session, relevant to headteachers from the maintained and academy sectors, will focus on:

  • Schools Financial Services - know who to contact and how to access help/support/training.
  • Recognise funding streams for schools and academies as well as be aware of the latest info from Schools Budget Team.
  • Understand the importance of establishing the distinctive roles of the headteacher and governors/governing body/trustees/directors.
  • Be aware of decisions that may be required to be made when creating a budget/and monitoring a budget.
  • Be aware of what considerations need to be made when reviewing a budget that is projecting a future potential deficit.
  • Be able to answer questions on monitoring a school/academy budget using example information. 



  • Session - 31/01/2024 09:00  -  12:30

Event Type

Face 2 Face


Cranbrook CE Primary School
Carriers Road
TN17 3JZ

Delivered by

  • Sue Lindgren
  • Mark Rivers

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