I have worked in education for over 20 years with school and Local Authority roles. I have also been a governor, spending 2 years as Chair of Governors and am a member of Institute of Business Leaders. I recently passed by Level 7 CIPFA in School Financial and Operational Leadership which included Financial Reporting for Academies. I worked with a new local MAT to support set up procedures and tendering and enjoy the challenges of the education funding landscape.
My roles have always been in finance and business administration, starting part time as an office administrator at a primary school in September 1998 just as LMS was rolling out (for those that remember those heady days!) to School Support Finance/Accountancy roles in the local authority and then Business Manager roles at Stubbin Wood Special School and now David Nieper Academy. I really enjoy training and supporting staff, a primary motivator in all my posts, recently training and mentoring an administration assistant who is now a business manager at one of our local infant schools.
I would be happy to work with schools in business management, school finance and funding support through my SLE role.