Schools and academies are responsible for spending large sums of public money and so it is important that governors and trustees understand the role they play and responsibilities they have in ensuring this is spent in the most effective way. This module will help you understand how governors are involved in monitoring and ensuring good management of school finances – and the additional responsibilities of academies within this area. If you’re unfamiliar with the terminology used in finance, then the Core Skills module on _Finance for non-financial managers _is a good module to enrol on before completing this module.