School Business Manager – Tower Hamlets, E2

I currently work as a School Business Manager in a 3-form entry primary school in Havering.  I held the same role in a primary school in Tower Hamlets for 8 years, although I started the role in 2013 I was there from 2001 progressing through school administrative roles over 20 years gaining experience and qualifications.

Together with skills and knowledge working in admin and as a senior leader, I have gained my CSBM, AAT level 2 in accounting and also CIPD HR Level 5 which was completed in March 2021.  I consider myself to have the relevant knowledge and capabilities to succeed in this industry.  I am keen to learn new skills and systems and work well in a team as well as individually. I have used several MIS systems as well as finance packages in which I am proficient.

Education

CIPD HR Level 5: Havering college (September 2019 – March 2021)

Certificate of School Business Management: National College for Teaching and Leadership (December 2014)

AAT Accounting Level 2: Tower Hamlets College (July 2012)

Award in Line Management Level 3: Institute of Leadership and 

Management (June 2010)

NVQ Level 2 Business and Administration: Tower Hamlets College (July 2006)w

‘O’ Levels/CSE: Central Foundation School (August 1986) – English Language B     Art C

CSE grades – Maths, World Studies, Computing, Physics

Employment

School Business Manager

Primary School (LB of Havering) September 2022 – Present

Responsibilities include strategy and operation of the business functions of the school, including accounting and financial management, procurement, health and safety, premises and facilities management and HR including supporting the recruitment process.  As well, as PA duties for the Headteacher.  I line manage the Admin Team and Premises Team including cleaning, catering and grounds maintenance and the external IT engineer.

Preparation of the draft annual school budget and the regular monitoring and periodic reporting on that budget to the Headteacher, the governing body and the local education authority is one of my key responsibilities.

 

School Business Manager

Primary School (LB of Havering) September 2022 – Present

Responsibilities include strategy and operation of the business functions of the school, including accounting and financial management, procurement, health and safety, premises and facilities management and HR including supporting the recruitment process.  As well, as PA duties for the Headteacher.  I line manage the Admin Team and Premises Team including cleaning, catering and grounds maintenance and the external IT engineer.

Preparation of the draft annual school budget and the regular monitoring and periodic reporting on that budget to the Headteacher, the governing body and the local education authority is one of my key responsibilities.

School Business Manager

Tower Hamlets Primary School September 2013 – August 2022

Responsible for leading and managing Admin, Premises Team and IT engineers.  Ensuring returns are completed correctly and promptly.  I manage all aspects of HR including recruitment and payroll/pension queries as well as being responsible for all financial processes of the school including budget setting and preparing monthly reconciliation reports for the Headteacher and Governing Body alongside the financial consultant.  Premises is also one of my responsibilities including maintenance of the school, cleaning audits and managing building projects.  I attend weekly Senior Leadership meetings to ensure the smooth running of a busy school.

Senior Admin Officer

Tower Hamlets Primary School November 2011 – September 2013

Managing school office with secretarial support to Senior Leadership Team.  Responsibility for admissions process and front of house welcoming visitors to the school. Monitoring staff sickness levels and monitoring pupil attendance.

Admin Officer

Tower Hamlets Primary School November 1999 – November 2011

General office duties including collection of dinner money, banking, co-ordinating free school meals and maintaining pupil and staff data base.  Organising school trips.

Personal Assistant

Tower Hamlets Primary School November 1999 – November 2011

Providing secretarial support to the Deputy Director of International Affairs.  Arranging diary, meetings and correspondence.

To find out more about our school business manager please email

lucy@campionconsultancy.org.uk or call 0208 819 3231.