A big thank you….to you all!

We’ve had a wonderfully busy couple of months!  Phil has really been clocking up the miles with appointments in Cumbria, Hull and Lancashire, following our hugely successful workshops at LASBM East and LASBM West, CASBAM and HEYSBL Conferences and Networking events.

So, as our customer base continues to expand, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the organisers and drivers of these events which are held to educate, encourage and motivate School Business Managers.  And be reminded that School Business Managers do rock!

These events not only give companies like us the opportunity to get in front of our target audience, but most importantly give SBM’s the opportunity to network with each other and be reminded that they are not alone! To share best practice and be reminded that they are amazing and that they do have 101 hats to wear… in one day, which is normal!  Not always fair, but normal!

In fact, I’ve just had a little look at the job description that is listed on the National Careers Government Website!  The list of skills and day-to-day tasks is pretty impressive.  And without a shadow of a doubt, we know from talking to you, that this is just the half of it!!

Skills and knowledge

You will need: Leadership skills – business management skills – customer service skills – the ability to work well with others – to be flexible and open to change – maths and financial skills – the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure – knowledge of human resources and employment law  – to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently.

Day-to-day tasks

You will:  Advise the headteacher and governors on financial policy – plan how to spend and control – the budget and reduce costs – order goods and services and pay suppliers and contractors – pay salaries – keep accounts for inspection – report to the headteacher, governors, and local authority and government departments.

Your other day-to-day duties may include:

Recruiting, training and managing school support staff – Managing school building maintenance – Handling contracts and tenders for services.

So SBM’s, give yourself a pat on the back and please accept our thanks too for being a customer, or hopefully a ‘soon to be’ customer!

Please remember, we are a company that are genuinely here to help!  Our purpose is to put money back into children’s education, by providing expert, honest advice, tailored to your school.

 Have a wonderful summer – the sun and some warmth are finally on its way!