Nick has operated at head of internal audit level within the NHS for the past 10 years, latterly with RSM and prior to 2008 with a boutique NHS agency.
Sarah is a not for profit specialist partner advising clients in all aspects of audit, assurance and financial reporting.
Partner, Head of Internal Audit
Mark is an experienced internal audit and risk management professional having worked extensively in both the corporate and not for profit sectors.
Stephanie is head of further education and skills at RSM, advising organisations in the sector on a whole range of financial, audit and governance issues.
Louise works across the not for profit sector, with a specialism in education, delivering added value and assurance through internal audit and advisory work.
Chris is a partner with over 20 years experience of the provision of internal audit and risk assurance services to a wide range of business sectors.
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.
In order for your school to operate effectively you need to start with the right skills on your Board. When did you last undertake a skills audit of the Board? Do you have the right people to meet the school’s current and future challenges? How effective is the Board in meeting its objectives?
This self-assessment questionnaire will take approximately 15 - 20 minutes to complete. Each question asked requires a judgement to be made with regards to your school’s GRC arrangements.