School Business Leadership, School Business Manager

ICFP – A Learning Plumb Bob

Every so often something comes along that changes the landscape. Something that you just have to get out in front of. Something that can't be ignored... Integrated Curriculum Financial Planning. I've been grappling with it for nearly five months now and, try as I might, I can't describe it as a learning curve. There has… Continue reading ICFP – A Learning Plumb Bob

School Business Leadership

It’s all about the Journey

I tweeted a few weeks ago that walking with dogs reminds me that it is the journey that is important, not the destination. Of course, the dogs I walk with don't want to get home, they would stay out all day, running through the fields, jumping in the puddles, swimming in the river and generally… Continue reading It’s all about the Journey

School Business Leadership, School Business Manager

What’s your lanyard flair?

I'm not a great one for ID lanyard flair. I'm not the fun, zany type that likes lots of badges and buttons declaring my favourite 70's album, my membership of CND, my nationality or even my love of the smiley, but I think the two badges I do wear say a lot about me. The… Continue reading What’s your lanyard flair?

School Business Manager, Uncategorized

Am I a Leader or a Manager?

I completed my DSBM in 2007 and, as well as some useful strategic tools to take to my role, it gave me a taste for learning that has only recently been suppressed by the sheer workload involved in my current job. My youngest son, in his last year of university, occasionally allows me discuss his… Continue reading Am I a Leader or a Manager?