I found working on the first initiation of internal scrutiny with Haslers to be very straight forward. The team took time to understand our needs as a Trust, the risk profile we were looking to mitigate against and recommended an audit plan that was suitable. The execution of the first audit was undertaken efficiently and as our first-ever remote audit, as a result of COVID, was undertaken robustly. The final report was very helpful in providing recommendations to support our continuous improvement journey.
As a fully independent internal scrutiny function this was highly useful in providing a review of our procedures and being able to act as a professional critical friend to our organisation. An interesting differentiator was that the conversations felt more open and engaging as they tried to make certain they understood our practices and a genuine interest in making recommendations that were reasonable and would add value. It was also a personable service with each team members role being clearly identified and engaged at the right moments.
Haslers technical knowledge for the areas utilised during our first review was highly suitable and aligned to the needs of academies while also considering wider industry best practices.