Decision details

Drury Primary School – Financial Management Arrangements

Decision Maker: Governance and Audit Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Allweddol decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To inform Committee of the Internal Audit review of Drury Primary School.


The Internal Audit, Performance & Risk Manager introduced a report on the Internal Audit review of Drury Primary School - as requested by the Chief Officer (Education & Youth) - on which a Red (limited assurance) opinion had been issued.  The Senior Auditor detailed the scope of the review which had been agreed with the Chief Officer and the school, along with a summary of the key findings and recommendations.


Mark Biltcliffe (Head Teacher) and Simon Griffiths (Chair of Governors) of Drury Primary School were in attendance to provide an update on progress with implementing the recommendations.


In response to questions, the Chief Officer (Education & Youth) provided clarification on communications and engagement with the school throughout the period and had requested a regular update on actions from the school to give assurance of progress.


The Internal Audit Manager explained that a follow-up audit would be undertaken and evidence reviewed before each recommendation could be closed down.  The Internal Audit team would work closely with Education colleagues and the school to ensure that actions were implemented and a further report would be scheduled for the Committee’s meeting in January 2023.  Progress would also be reported as part of action tracking.


The Chair took the opportunity to thank contributors for their attendance including the school representatives and Chief Officer.


The recommendation was moved and seconded by Councillor Glyn Banks and Reverend Brian Harvey.




That the report be accepted and a follow-up report scheduled for January 2023.

Report author: Lisa Brownbill

Publication date: 21/06/2022

Date of decision: 08/06/2022

Decided at meeting: 08/06/2022 - Governance and Audit Committee

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