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The Magical World of Education

At this time of year it is great to switch off for a few days, spend time with those you love and let your mind wander off. This holiday, my mind wandered over to the world of Harry Potter. Perhaps it is my daughter's influence. MJ (at 25) is still a massive fan of the… Continue reading The Magical World of Education

School Business Leadership, School Business Manager

It’s taken me all year…

Sitting here in a quiet house in the early morning, with the dishwasher on overdrive and left over trifle calling me from the fridge, I noticed how beautiful one of my orchids is looking and how it has literally taken it all year to get to this peak of flower perfection. It reminded me that… Continue reading It’s taken me all year…

School Business Leadership

Ask Anna – How do you stay calm?

Dear Anna, I'm sure you've been asked this before but there are three weeks left until Christmas and I'm beginning to panic! Give me some tips on how to stay calm please? Serena Dear Serena, This is a very busy time of year for the School Business Leader and it is important that you keep… Continue reading Ask Anna – How do you stay calm?

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It starts with YOU!

I was very pleased to have been offered the opportunity to speak at (or facilitate) a workshop of SBLs today. It wasn't long, just 50 minutes. I was nervous, as it was my first time, but I think it went OK. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I'm taking some improvement points away with me. More… Continue reading It starts with YOU!

School Business Manager

If (for the SBL)

Originally by Rudyard Kipling If you can remain calm when all about you are frantic at the end of term, And off-loading on to you. If you can build a budget that seeks to spend all your funding and not a penny more, But still allow for contingency too. If you can listen and not… Continue reading If (for the SBL)