Education, School Business Leadership, School Business Manager

The Stone Age didn’t end because they ran out of stones.

If you could go back to your GCSEs (I know, it's a horrendous thought) what career choices would you make? I love being a School Business Manager but I always think I would have liked to have been an archeologist. Unfortunately science didn't engage me at school and I had the bad luck to be… Continue reading The Stone Age didn’t end because they ran out of stones.

blogging, Digital Marketing, School Business Manager

Let’s look at Digital Marketing

It was pointed out to me yesterday by a very knowledgable friend that I am not, actually, 'learning to write' as I so often say on this blog. No, he said, you have your focus all wrong. What you are learning about is digital marketing. It came as a bit of a revelation. He explained,… Continue reading Let’s look at Digital Marketing

Education

Ask Anna – Advice for starting the CSBM

Dear Anna, I’m about to start my CSBM qualification. Do you have any advice? New Learner Dear New Learner, That is exciting news. I’m sure you are looking forward to getting stuck into all the reading, learning and meeting new people as you go through your course. I don’t think anyone realises until you work… Continue reading Ask Anna – Advice for starting the CSBM

blogging, Education, School Business Leadership, School Business Manager

Flying high (but pedalling furiously)

I have two reoccurring dreams. In the first, and most frequent, I'm flying, usually in a very small craft similar to a Sinclair C5 that I have total control of. I don't fly high in the air, I'm always concentrating on staying above telephone wires, treetops and electricity pylons, and I'm always going somewhere. In… Continue reading Flying high (but pedalling furiously)

Holiday Sleuthing, School Business Leadership, School Business Manager

It’s always too early to quit. 

On January 1st 2017 I decided that my New Years resolution was to start writing. For me. To see if writing about the ups and downs of my life in 2017 would help strike some work/life balance and calm a mind that I was finding difficult to switch off. It worked. Of course, I still… Continue reading It’s always too early to quit.