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Internal Scrutiny

Protect your trust from financial risk and get the necessary controls in place.

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Delivered by Education Specialists

As an academy trust, you need to provide assurance to your board that financial and non-financial controls and risk management procedures are operating effectively.

Internal Scrutiny from Strictly Education helps you deliver that assurance, with the added benefit of our knowledgeable education sector specialists contributing advice and best practice.




Whatever area of risk you want to focus on…we have you covered

Strictly Education can help embed a culture of risk management within your academy trust.  We help save you money by streamlining systems and processes, giving you time and money to spend on improving educational outcomes for your learners.

We have experts in Finance, HR, Premises, Safeguarding and all areas of education business.

See how we compare against Financial Auditors:

Areas of Scrutiny Strictly Education Financial Auditor
Cash & Bank
Financial processes, budgeting & reporting
Risk Management
HR & payroll systems
Organisational culture & planning
Teachers' pensions reporting
Safeguarding including Single Central Record (SCR)
& Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS)
Governance & IT
Fraud, theft and bribery
Data & IT issues
Governance structure
Business continuity plans
Building issues and health & safety

Call or email us today to see how we can help you

   0330 123 2549

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Why choose Strictly Education?

All areas covered

We cover the full range of school operations and provide trusts with the assurance that all areas of risk have been considered.

Education specialists

Education Specialists

Working only in the education sector, we have the required expertise and understand the risks academy trusts need to manage across all operational areas.

Best practice shared

Best Practice Shared

As education specialists working with over 900 academies and 180 MATs we are uniquely placed to share best operational practice with our clients.


Independent critical friend

critical friend

Strengthen governance oversight by receiving independent, external advice from a trusted and critical friend.

Stay regulatory compliant

Stay regulatory compliant

We make sure your trust is fulfilling its statutory duties by submitting the summary report along with year-end accounts before 31 December.

Protect your trust

Protect your trust

Protect trust assets and run an operationally safe and effective school with all the necessary financial and non-financial controls in place.


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