Matthew is a partner at RSM.
09 July 2019
Independent schools are facing a time of significant financial challenge. Ensure that your school is looking at the right governance issues and take our quick self-assessment to see what you need to be focusing on.
28 June 2018
The higher education sector is in a period of change, with further uncertainties on the horizon in the form of post Brexit and the post-18 review of education. Are we clear and comfortable with our model of assurance in this challenging environment?
09 October 2017
Our Board assurance toolkit for independent schools includes a governor’s assurance arrangement preparedness assessment, which will provide a good measure of the progress being made, as well as highlighting the areas that need to be developed further within your school.
26 April 2017
Ensuring good governance and financial management prevails within an academy setting is crucial. How often does your academy check compliance with the academies financial handbook?
26 April 2017
Is your academy confident that its environmental risks are being managed effectively?
17 January 2017
In this article we've identified the key components that will create a more dynamic environment for risk management. This will help improve your academy's risk maturity and outlook.
19 September 2016
We explain the purpose of board assurance and answer your core questions. Does your board understand and implement a risk management strategy?
Whether you are driven by the desire to obtain more value from your Governors meetings or improve your existing risk management then you should make sure you undertake a review of your strategic risks.
Within an independent school the responsibility for managing risk rests with the Board of Governors. Should a risk materialise such as breakdown in safeguarding or financial mismanagement, there is no doubt that questions will be raised regarding the
governance and risk management processes. The responsibility of the Governors is to seek assurance that all principal risks are managed effectively.