School Business Leadership

Flashers and Floaters

Last week I started to be irritated by a black spot that kept appearing in my right eye. At the weekend I then noticed a light flashing in the corner of the same eye. So I did what we all do and consulted Dr Google. It told me that I should seek urgent medical attention… Continue reading Flashers and Floaters

School Business Leadership, School Business Manager

School Business Leadership Truths

As with most aspects of life there are some unutterable truths to being a School Business Leader and, while I know that autonomy is the thing, in the same vein as Baz Luhrmann's song "Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)", I feel the need to lay out these truths, as I see them, for SBLs. Enjoy… Continue reading School Business Leadership Truths

School Business Leadership, School Business Manager

School Business Leaders are AWESOME!

Six hours after our School Business Leader Development Day finished, I still want to start this blog with... TODAY WAS AWESOME!!!!!! Let me start at the beginning. The Cotswold Edge Teaching Alliance (CETA) is a group of 5 secondary schools and 7 primary schools in Gloucestershire. It's highly proactive, it has achieved recognition for its… Continue reading School Business Leaders are AWESOME!

School Business Leadership

Choice matters

I'd be the first to accept that my life has been rather 'country mouse'. Local country school, county college, rural employment, village life and School Business Leader in country town schools has been my pathway. I can't help but resent it when I'm told that my roles haven't presented any real challenge but they are… Continue reading Choice matters

School Business Leadership, School Business Manager

Let them eat cake!

You only have to open your news app to read about child poverty in the UK. School Leaders see it every day and it is not limited to the inner cities or big estates, countryside poverty can be hidden in the blanket of a perceived "affluent" area. I've lived in the English countryside all my… Continue reading Let them eat cake!