A school business leader’s cry for help

I read two things yesterday that both moved me to respond to them – but they contained such different views that the only place I could start was Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities and it’s famous opening lines: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age …

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Professional Prominence: opening address from the last NASBM conference

  This is the text of the opening address I gave in place of Stephen Morales at the final NASBM Annual Conference (NASBM becomes the Institute of School Business Leadership tomorrow). It has had minor edits to make it suitable for reading but is 98% ‘as delivered’. The slides appear in the text at the …

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Is there a place for the single-site school business manager in a fully academised system?

All over England, school business management professionals are worried. They want to know if they will have a job at the end of the year. Each day brings a fresh round of claim and counter-claim about the pros/cons of a fully academised school system.   Is there a future for single-site school business managers? This is not …

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