Clerk to Northern Schools Trust, Sian Turner has recently been published in The School Business Manager’s Handbook. The book features guidance, advice and tips from school business leaders across the sector and has harnessed expertise and experience from around the country.
The author, Hayley Dunn, is a prominent school business manager who has written and blogged about her experiences and shared wisdom and experience through social media. She wanted to write a book to share the collected wisdom in the system and asked a range of school business leaders from around the country to contribute.
Ms Turner commented: “School business leadership – particularly in the primary sector where you can be the only business support member of staff in the building – can be a lonely and isolating role. This book aims to share the collected wisdom of the profession and make it available to a wider audience. I think any school business leader will find this book useful, whatever stage of their career they are at and I am looking to developing my own practice further through it. It has been great to collaborate with colleagues across the country who are all striving to deliver impact to their schools and communities and to make a difference.”
Geoff Barton (Association of School and College Leaders) has recently said: “We need to change the story we tell about our profession – to the world and to ourselves”. He was talking about the teaching profession but it could apply equally to those involved in support roles in school.
Ms Turner concluded: “We have a powerful story to share and we have the capacity to develop and improve the school business leadership profession from within. This books makes an important contribution to this.”
The book is available to purchase online, here.