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 …

And breathe….

The last day of term finally arrived and then whizzed past in a flash. Everyone counting down to home time in a state of end-of-term-delirium. True to form whilst everyone was winding down I beavered away to the last minute. Having started working at the crack of dawn I was determined to make it through …