I’ve been a School Business Manager (SBM) in the UK Secondary Sector for 16 years and I’m also Finance Director of our growing Multi Academy Trust.

There is so much change happening in Education, both nationally and in my own MAT, that I’ve found it helps my own wellbeing to record it in a blog. My hope is that it helps others navigate what can be a challenging, varied and intense role with a positive attitude and supportive mindset.

I’ve made so many new friends here and I love the continued growth of sharing and collaboration in schools. Please do get involved so that we can grow our support and use our experiences to help other SBMs around the country (and the world), though it isn’t always about work!

I hope you enjoy my website. Any tips, improvement suggestions and observations are most welcome, as are questions about any aspect of the role of an SBM. Leave me a comment, I’m happy to help.

I’m constantly curious and I’m still learning everyday.



  1. Hello ,

    I saw your tweets and thought I will check your website. Have to say it looks very good!
    I’m also interested in this topic and have recently started my journey as young entrepreneur.

    I’m also looking for the ways on how to promote my website. I have tried AdSense and Facebok Ads, however it is getting very expensive.
    Can you recommend something what works best for you?

    Would appreciate, if you can have a quick look at my website and give me an advice what I should improve:
    (Recently I have added a new page about FutureNet and the way how users can make money on this social networking portal.)

    I have subscribed to your newsletter. 🙂

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Maybe I will add link to your website on my website and you will add link to my website on your website? It will improve SEO of our websites, right? What do you think?

    Jan Zac


    • Hello,
      Thank you for visiting.
      I’ve looked at your website – it looks great.
      I’m still in the early stages of growing my site/blog, so far I’ve just been building relationships on Twitter and commenting on other WordPress blogs.
      Good luck with your site.


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