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The programme of Compliance Visits are undertaken to help provide assurance to Kent County Council's internal and external auditors that the local authority and schools have appropriate controls in place to manage the school's resources and that areas of risk are being managed adequately and effectively.

Checking is from a sample of records against the controls given in the Scheme for Financing Schools, the Financial Controls, the Governors' Handbook and health and safety guidelines and the risk assessment is based on this sample of evidence.

The results of our testing are compared to your school's latest Schools Financial Value Standard. Schools Financial Services cannot guarantee the validity of all the records held in the school.

Our visit will include a review of relevant documentation, interviews with key personnel and sample testing of transactions and it is expected that we will spend up to two days on site to carry out the necessary fieldwork.

If your school has been selected for a Compliance Visit, a member of our Returns and Compliance team will be in contact to arrange a convenient date and time for your compliance visit. You will be given a minimum of 20 working days notice and the agreed date will be confirmed by email together with a list of documents that need to be readily available at the time of the visit.

View a list of compliance visit KPIs (DOCX, 16.6 KB)

Important note:

Please leave all documentation in original folders and tag the relevant areas with the numbers as per the list of documents required. We need to see all relevant paperwork in situ and alongside other records of the same nature, i.e. for governor minutes, please provide us with the folder in which you store the governor minutes, including all attachments, clearly marked with which number they refer to.