Updates & events

We recognise that your time is valuable so our management update seminars are typically half a day in length at easily accessible venues across the country.

CEFM members benefit from two free places on each update.  A charge applies for non-members.

Previous updates have included:


  • Capability.
  • Conducting investigations.
  • Conducting hearings.
  • Discipline and grievance.
  • How to make best use of occupational health referrals.
  • Managing long term sickness.
  • Performance management.
  • Restructuring.


  • Avoiding common financial control pitfalls.
  • Academy financial awareness for headteachers.
  • Academy financial awareness for governors.
  • Academy financial management and governance self-evaluation.
  • Budget creation, variance analysis and reporting requirements.
  • Financial management implications of academy status.
  • Governor finance committee training on any chosen financial topic.
  • Preparing academy year end accounts.
  • Responsible officer training.
  • Schools financial value standard.
  • The essentials of reporting to governors.

A range of courses and training can also be offered on-site. If you would like a quotation for
personnel or finance training, whether listed above or not, please complete the ‘consultancy
quotation request’ form and we will send you a no-obligation personalised quotation.