So we’ve well and truly hit it, Autumn, the season of gloom. The time where the novelty of the new academic year has well and truly worn off, when your shiny new stationery is already looking a bit limp and lacklustre, and you new diary is empty. Not because you’ve nothing going on, heavens forbid,… Continue reading Winter Drawers On
I was a bit taken aback to hear that the previous incumbent had been asked to come in and check over my work “from a teacher’s perspective”
I immediately knew I was going to get on with my HR Adviser when she picked a sparkly light-up yellow daisy pen to make notes with.
It’s only a week and a bit into the summer holidays and, even though I was at work all last week, I’ve already achieved a state of near Nirvana as I can, quite literally, feel the stresses of a challenging year drain away in almost direct comparison to the diminishing number of emails in my… Continue reading Summertime, and the Living is Easy
SBLs instinctively believe they are supposed to support, not be supported
Being a School Business Leader is a funny old game. It’s not something that many people aspire to, it’s more a profession you fall into by accident, and I think it’s probably the diverse nature of the role that attracts people who have been on a less than straight career trajectory. We’re not Accountants, we’re not… Continue reading The What, Why and How of School Business Leadership.
I used to work with a wonderful Catering Manager. She, like all good CMs was almost entirely self-managing and only ever really needed my input when it came to testing muffins (I’m something of an expert in my field), VAT (I’m hopelessly inadequate but I know a very nice auditor), or when there was a… Continue reading Opportunities to Shine