Do nothing in haste; look well to each step; and from the beginning think what may be the end   – Edward Whymper (on how to climb a mountain!)

Professional development

Whether you are new to school business management, looking for advice on professional development, or seeking support in a particular area of your role, please do get in touch.

I offer whole and half day workshops for groups of SBMs, exploring ways to improve effectiveness for self and the team.  These are fast-paced, interactive and fun! They generally use the ISBL Professional Standards, especially the “behaviours”, to provide a framework for improvement. If you are part of a network of SBMs and are looking at providing affordable further professional development, please contact me.

Do you need to run an INSET day/half day for your support staff and not sure where to start?  I will work with you to build an affordable programme, tailor made for your organisation’s needs.  Have a look at the Training and Development page for just a selection of the workshops and training events I offer.

Having had many years experience in the role, I now run training courses for school business managers at all stages of their careers and am Operational Lead for Anglia Ruskin for the Level 4 and Level 5 Diplomas in School Business Management programmes.  I am always happy to help where I can – have a look through this website for more information or contact me if you are interested in mentoring or coaching support.

I am proud to have been involved in providing “Views from an Expert” for The School Business Manager’s Handbook by Hayley Dunn, and would thoroughly recommend this book to all colleagues involved in School Business Management.

Click here to access my Optimus Webinar on Improving Performance through Courageous Conversations

Are you looking to recruit a school business manager, or member of the school business management team?  Just as with any leadership position, it is essential to appoint the right person for this increasingly complex position.  If you need support or advice with any part of the process, from compiling the job description, to advertising right through to supporting the interview process, please contact me.


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