My American Experience – part 3: Let the learning begin

It all begins The conference started for me on Thursday at 4pm. I joined the other Emerging Leader Scholarship winners and we all introduced ourselves and talked a bit about our background and what we hoped to achieve from the conference and what we could contribute. Aside from the conference staff we were also introduced …

My American Experience – part 1: Taking the plunge

It all started with a tweet in January 2019. The Association of School Business Officials (aka ASBO Intl) advertised their professional development scholarship offer to attend their annual conference. I cheekily replied to the tweet asking if it was open to overseas applicants. “Yes”, came the unexpected response. Well, that was the start of a …

We are wonderful

Over the last couple of weeks I've discovered just how wonderful SBMs are. Recent weeks had been very HR focused for me (recruiting is not my favourite part of the job but that's life). More and more I was starting to fall into a pattern of coming in super early and either working solidly until …

What’s next?

  There's nothing like being short-staffed to motivate me to learn new things. For the last few months I have been without my Premises Manager and boy have I learnt a lot. I was joined at my most recent premises meeting by our governor with responsibility for Health and Safety. In her report back to …