Webinar: Practical financial governance for independent schools

lady enjoys webinarJoin us for a webinar about financial governance for independent schools.

Date: Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Time: 10am – 11am

The webinar will be led by John Somerset and conclude with a 15-minute Q&A session. John has more than 30 years' experience in chartered accounting and operates a financial benchmarking survey for non-government schools in Australia and New Zealand.

Our Finance Manager will also be available to respond to questions about the financial information required in new school applications.

The webinar is open to all existing and prospective independent schools.

It is highly recommended that applicants for new school registration attend this event and also seek independent financial advice for technical guidance specific to their application.

How to join us

The event will be delivered online through Webex.

Each attendee must register through Eventbrite:

When you register, you will receive an email from Eventbrite that explains how to access the event on the day.

What to expect

The webinar will cover specific information about school financial viability, including:

  • legal responsibilities
  • financial sustainability
  • strategy, including why parents choose independent schools
  • accounting practices explained in plain English.

A more wide-ranging presentation about school financial governance was delivered in 2020. It is available to watch on our website at any time:

How to prepare

To prepare for the webinar, please read the Guidelines to the Minimum Standards and Requirements for School Registration.

The Guidelines detail the regulatory requirements and evidence you need to prepare as part of your new school application.

If you have any questions about the briefing, contact us: