We work with Heads of Schools to strengthen their knowledge of school finance so they can speak with confident, detailed knowledge of their school’s finances.
In-depth, comprehensive understanding of school finance is essential for school heads, yet many otherwise well-prepared leaders enter the headship without sufficient background in this area. In our experience, even more seasoned leaders often find tools such as balance sheets and audits to be more mysterious than useful.
While heads need not master the intricacies of accounting, neither should they enter into Finance Committee or board discussions without confident, detailed knowledge of their school’s finances. We can help.
Our consultants at Strategic School Leadership offer the Head of School a half-day 1:1 workshop aimed at strengthening the head’s knowledge of school finance through close examination of specific focus areas in their school’s most recent audit, current balance sheet, and current operating statement.
While best conducted in person, we also offer a virtual option. Either way, we welcome the participation of the school’s Chief Financial Officer if the Head of School so desires.