Internal Audits

Internal control and assurance

Self assessment

The self assessment of internal financial controls questionnaire is a useful tool to measure existing arrangements or the setting of new systems and controls within your school. If you encounter any difficulties in completing the questionnaire, or require further advice, please do not hesitate to contact the internal audit department.

Fully funded schools' self assessment (PDF 76.7KB)

Activities checklist for responsible officers

To help discharge their responsibilities, the governing body of each school may appoint a responsible officer. Further guidance on the role and responsibilities of this person is being developed and will be included here. The checklist of controls and the regularity with which they should be checked is included in the self assessment document.

Self assessment of key financial controls (PDF 75.1KB)

Useful documents

We are committed to promoting an anti fraud culture within the community and will protect staff who raise concerns in good faith. All schools should ensure that staff members and governors are aware of and have access to these policies.

Anti-fraud policy (PDF 853.5KB)

Confidential reporting policy (PDF 174.8KB)

If you wish to express any concerns, you may contact the fraud hotline on 0300 300 8182 or email