FREE ICFP Training


Understanding Integrated Curriculum Financial Planning (ICFP) can further assist joined-up leadership in your school and help support informed and collaborative decision-making. It makes sense to bring together the curriculum vision of the school with the financial planning, so that resource allocation can be optimised and schools’ strategic aims can be met.

SBPs have a huge role to play in helping their school to understand, implement and use ICFP successfully, and we want you to feel confident in doing this. We also know that the sector needs support in further developing its ICFP knowledge and help in encouraging your other colleagues, including head teachers and governance volunteers, to develop their knowledge as well.


The DfE-funded training


The aim of this free training is to develop basic skills and knowledge across all school leaders (head teachers, school business professionals, governance volunteers and other relevant colleagues), so they feel comfortable about considering and using ICFP in their schools.

This dedicated training will help to demystify ICFP by taking a broad view and reflecting on the different ways to apply ICFP, whilst also signposting to the DfE’s guidance. It will provide the essential building blocks for all delegates to develop further ICFP knowledge.

We will be offering free-to-attend training from mid-November until the end of March 2020, which will include a webinar and half-day workshop delivered across a range of times and locations to ensure as many of you and your colleagues can attend as possible.

Delegates will be able to attend either the webinar or face-to-face training session or both.

We recognise that our education system is made up of individuals from a range of backgrounds, school settings, personal knowledge and indeed exposure to ICFP, so our training sessions will be short, easily digestible and suitable for ICFP beginners.

This training will be available to all sector professionals on a first come, first served basis and is open to ISBL non-members. Make sure that all your SLT and governors attend this training with you.


Visit our Training Calendar on our website to book your free place on either a webinar or a workshop (or both). You can also email with any queries.

Understanding ICFP can enhance joined-up leadership in your school.



Q: What is the difference between ISBL’s existing ICFP training and this new DfE-funded ICFP training?

A: This new DfE-funded ICFP training is at a beginner level and is specifically aimed at the whole school leadership team of SBPs, head teachers and governors. It will give you a broad understanding of ICFP and how it can be used.

Our one-day ‘How to understand and implement ICFP’ workshop is at an intermediate level and helps you develop your basic knowledge of ICFP to the next level so that you can implement ICFP in your school. It uses the ISBL approach to ICFP and shows you how to use our I-SOT tool.

Find out more here.

What is the difference between ISBL’s existing ICFP training and this new DfE-funded ICFP training?

DfE funded ICFP training

Level: Beginner

Format: 1hr webinar and/or half-day workshop

Outcome: This short, concise training will give your school leadership team a basic and broad understanding of the key ICFP principles and how ICFP can be used.

Suitable for: SBPs, head teachers, governors and other curriculum staff with little or no knowledge of ICFP


ISBL ICFP training


Level: Intermediate

Format: 1-day workshop

Outcome: This practical workshop will give you an in-depth and understanding of ICFP so that you can implement ICFP in your school.

It uses the ISBL approach to ICFP and I-SOT, the ISBL School Optimisation Tool is included in the price.

Suitable for: SBPs who have a basic knowledge of ICFP

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