School Business Leadership, School Business Manager

Term’s up

There is nothing quite like sitting in the hairdressers on a rainy Saturday morning with your hair covered in chemicals, the sound of a hairdryer in the background blowing warm air, general hub-bub chat and laughter, and the smell of freshly brewed coffee. This is my one luxury and I love the feeling of complete… Continue reading Term’s up

School Business Leadership, School Business Manager

An hour in the life of an SBL

The work of a School Business Leader has peaks and troughs. Some days you are scaling Mount Everest and other days...you are scaling K2. (OK, I lied about the troughs.) I can promise you that back in the olden days of SBLship, there really were times in the month that were relatively Mariana Trench. Days… Continue reading An hour in the life of an SBL

Education, School Business Leadership, School Business Manager

Tweet of the week

So here's the thing: Twitter is so positive, motivating, shout out like but actually what about when we just have a bad day. Who posts about that? I'm all for sharing leadership vulnerabilities ... I had a terrible day last week, I was exhausted by it, this job is hard sometimes @miss_downes tweeted the above… Continue reading Tweet of the week

School Business Leadership

Why can’t the government spend more on Education?

It sounds like a really numpty question, doesn't it? Why can't the UK government put more money into education? Education isn't like the NHS, or social services or crime prevention. Education has an end product. A student that comes out of a system able to contribute to society, work in the private (or public) sector,… Continue reading Why can’t the government spend more on Education?

short story

A Queen Betrayed

The Queen moved slowly through the hall. Her heavy skirts dragging behind her like an anchor in the ocean, weighing her down, sweeping the dust and dirt from the flagstones as she pulled her tired, tiny frame towards the dark wooden door. She was exhausted, every part of her body ached, but every ounce of… Continue reading A Queen Betrayed

School Business Leadership, School Business Manager

So, what can I eat?

In my experience, School Business Leaders are an intelligent, pragmatic, empathetic bunch who are keen to share experience and find solutions. So, I'm going to hit you with a (personal) issue and let's see what we can do... As you are aware (if you've been reading my blog - but that isn't a pre-requisite of… Continue reading So, what can I eat?