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School Business Leadership

Is there a role for the School Business Manager in a Multi-Academy Trust?

Dear Anna, We have recently joined a MAT and they are deleting all the SBM posts as not necessary. What do you see as the role of the SBM in a MAT? Devastated SBM I discovered that this question had been hiding in my inbox for a month, but it made me think about the fact… Continue reading Is there a role for the School Business Manager in a Multi-Academy Trust?

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“Mr Hunt, this isn’t mission difficult…

At this time of year it is hard to do anything else than put one foot in front of the other. There is so much going on that I always resolve, for my own sanity, to just go with the flow. I'll try to avoid booking meetings in, I'll try not to leave some major… Continue reading “Mr Hunt, this isn’t mission difficult…

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Magnums for all!

Dear Anna, If you bought Magnums as a treat for your team, but ate them behind their backs without telling them you'd bought them in the first place, is that immoral?Coolnow,┬áCoventry Firstly, we have to define the term 'Magnum', especially for our international readers. What have we got? A rock band from Birmingham? Coventry is… Continue reading Magnums for all!

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School Business Leader Myths

There are a lot of Myths and Legends surrounding the role of the School Business Leader (I was going to call them 'untruths' but I thought I'd be a little more sensitive - not like me I know.) I heard two this week so I thought it would be interesting to write them down. The… Continue reading School Business Leader Myths

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Please could you explain that again Brian?

I'm a big fan of Brian Cox...but I have noticed that there are two problems. Problem number one is that when he is telling me something it makes perfect sense and I understand entirely, but when the programme has finished I am unable to recall the information with enough clarity to explain it to anyone… Continue reading Please could you explain that again Brian?

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My First ‘Fitbit’ week

OK I admit it. I bought myself a Fitbit last weekend so I could get involved in the #SBLTwitter Steps Challenge. I figured that I should spend some of my hard-worked-for earnings on myself occasionally and I knew I needed to up my exercise level, so I went for it. Of course, I asked the… Continue reading My First ‘Fitbit’ week

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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