I received an email today notifying me of a posting on an SBM Forum. This platform has been quiet over the summer so it was the first one for a while but it prompted me to ask myself; How does the new AskAnnaSBM project sit alongside this? What is going to be different about the… Continue reading Anna’s USP
Dear Anna, I love my job as an SBM, but I absolutely hate going back after the summer holiday. It's got so bad that again this year I know I will I spend the whole last week of the summer feeling anxious and worrying about all the work I've got to do when we start back,… Continue reading Ask Anna – The End of the Summer
I knew I wasn't going to get away this summer. Family commitments, jobs that needed doing, rugby training, and a host of other responsibilities made any kind of holiday unrealistic. So I decided to do something completely different with my time and write a crime fiction murder mystery blog to be published in instalments and… Continue reading School Holiday Sleuth – Idyll Interrupted. The Making of a Mystery.
Dear Anna, I saw your tips to Newbie SBM and I'm hoping you'll be able to give me some advice. I have been SBM at my school for 5 years and know that Governors and SLT are starting to talk about joining a MAT next year. I'm worried about what this is going to mean… Continue reading Ask Anna – MATs and the SBM
It took one more day with Anna, and enquiries back at the station, before Blandford agreed that they were ready to invite everyone to join him in the garden on the warm summer evening, the last of their holiday. Waves crashed onto the beach below indicating wind out at sea and an imminent change in… Continue reading School Holiday Sleuth – Idyll Interrupted – 6
Dear Anna, I've been working as a Finance Officer for 5 years and I have been promoted to School Business Manager (in the same school) from September. We are a small Academy. I'm excited, but I'm not getting a 'handover' and reality is starting to kick in now and I'm getting nervous. Any tips to help… Continue reading Ask Anna – Tips for a new SBM
You will know that I've been looking for a suitable logo or avatar to represent my blogging and Twitter alter-ego. So having finally found it I thought I would explain how I got there. (Apologies for the unrelated photograph above, I am unable to let such an obvious link pass me by...) The first question… Continue reading The Search for…an SBM logo