Education, School Business Leadership

Women and Power: A Revelation

I'm supposed to be sitting down to do a few hours of that weekend catch up that we all do, ready for Monday morning. But I can't. I'm buzzing from today's WomenEd Bookclub Twitter chat with Mary Beard. I was so excited when I heard about the Bookclub reading 'Women and Power: a Manifesto' that… Continue reading Women and Power: A Revelation

School Business Leadership

Goodbye January

I haven't enjoyed January 2018. There are numerous reasons for this which, if you will indulge me for just a minute, I will list below; I'm too heavy, very few of my clothes fit me and I've got no energy. I know exactly what the problem is, and what I should be doing about it,… Continue reading Goodbye January

School Business Leadership

It’s the way I tell ‘em

I heard a joke not long ago that over time in my head has evolved into an SBM joke, so I thought I'd share... School employees were asked what the second most important role in the school was. The Classroom Teacher said "The Teacher". The Caretaker said "The Caretaker" The Attendance Officer said "The Attendance… Continue reading It’s the way I tell ‘em

School Business Leadership, School Business Manager

Winnie the Pooh Day

I can't let 'Winnie the Pooh day' go by without a small mention... I've always loved the original Winnie the Pooh stories and illustrations and during my 5 years on our "Thought for the day" AA Milne and the loveable bear featured numerous times to inspire students and staff with a smile. His words can be… Continue reading Winnie the Pooh Day

School Business Leadership, School Business Manager


A New Year is often the time for positivity, new beginnings and looking forward, but this year the freshness of the new year has been tainted by reports of experienced SBLs leaving their roles and taking their skills elsewhere. I hate to hear about colleagues leaving their post under a cloud; whether it be through… Continue reading Dismounting

blogging, School Business Leadership, School Business Manager

Some people are on the pitch…

Taking Jack back to University this weekend was, for me, officially the end of Christmas. That voice in my head keeps saying. "Back to your lives people, nothing to see here now". The tree has been dismantled and is back in the loft, the wreath has been removed from the door and I'm taking one for the team by polishing… Continue reading Some people are on the pitch…