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!

School Business Leadership

Ask Anna – What is it with all these deadlines?

Dear Anna, We recently converted to Academy and it has truly been one deadline after another! Any tips for keeping cool? Delia Hello Delia, As I'm taking a break from my own Budget Forecast Return Outturn to answer your email, I'm feeling your pain! You're right, there is a lot of reporting to the DfE… Continue reading Ask Anna – What is it with all these deadlines?

School Business Leadership, School Business Manager

I wanna be an SBL Star

Sung along to Rockstar by Nickelback I'm through with standing in line for funds that never come in I’m at the bottom of the pile and I'm never gonna win This job hasn't turned out quite the way I want it to be (Tell me what you want) I want a brand new roof keeping… Continue reading I wanna be an SBL Star

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 Manager, Uncategorized

We’re running on vapours Mav

Top Gun...hang on let me take a moment...OK. It's interesting to note that Goose doesn't actually say this often used "quote" from Top Gun. He does say; 'We've got no fuel for this', 'We're low on gas' and 'We're on vapour', but no matter, all four apply to current education funding. Basically, we are running… Continue reading We’re running on vapours Mav

School Business Manager, Uncategorized

Who will rescue Education?

The Red Cross are in the news this week reporting that the NHS is at crisis point and that they are assisting in the effort to get as many people safely through the winter as possible. This makes me wonder who is going to rescue Education when it gets to its inevitable tipping point from… Continue reading Who will rescue Education?