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The School Business Manager – A Vital Asset
The role of the School Business Manager has become a fundamental part of the senior leadership team within schools and should the need arise, replacing them can feel like an impossible hurdle; especially in a candidate short market.
The value added…
Shrinking funds mixed with increasing costs means that a School Business Manager needs to be more skilled than ever before, to “balance the books” whilst also playing their part in ensuring the standards of teaching and learning continue to be maintained and increased where possible.
A results-driven School Business Manager will provide unrivalled assistance in the roll out of the School’s Improvement Plan (SIP), finding substantial opportunities to make savings but also making use of alternative funding streams to ensure that the objectives identified in the SIP can be
According to the National College for School Leadership (NCSL), a School Business Manager could save their head teacher up to one third of their time! Imagine having all that extra time to spend on; for example; teaching and learning outcomes for pupils.
Experienced Business Managers will have the ability to procure external services into school (such as agency staff and catering) and negotiate the best contracts with external service providers to save money and improve efficiencies within school.
Having a proactive and supportive Business Manager who takes responsibility for the line management of non-teaching staff can provide huge gains for the school’s senior management team; fewer line management duties for the Headteacher equals increased time to focus on other matters.
Finding “the one”…
Given the importance of the role, there is often an imbalance in the resources, time and effort put into the recruiting and selecting of a new School Business Manager, especially in comparison to that invested into securing a new Deputy Headteacher or Headteacher for example.
Procuring the services of a recruitment agency can incur costs of anywhere up to £10,000 and in some cases provide minimal support; simply putting forward candidates for your consideration. PACT HR Consultants have vast experience of every step of a recruitment and selection process and can support you to confidently select your preferred candidate at a fraction of the costs mentioned above.
You may already have a fantastic Business Manager, however for those of you that are looking to recruit into this integral role, feel free to give PACT HR a call on 01274 436644 and let us help you put together an in-depth and successful recruitment strategy to employ your next School Business Manager.
We can now offer virtual Interfaith experiences which you can use your subscription to access. These will comprise of a 10-15 minute recorded session available on a private YouTube link followed by a live interactive virtual session of activities, a question and answer session and a story dependent on the subject of the session. The session will last a minimum of 1 hour but can be longer and tailored to your school’s needs. Our pages on the site will give you an idea of the type of sessions we can offer, but this is not an exhaustive list and we can tailor it to any faith subject you would like. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our tutors would be happy to have a discussion about your needs.
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Safe Recruitment Training - Available now as e-learning
Since March 2020 a number of PACT HR's face to face training events have been postponed in order to comply with lockdown guidance and ensure
the safety of our delegates.
We have however been working hard to ensure we can still bring you safer recruitment training, albeit in a slightly different format.
We are excited to announce that the new distance learning session will be available to delegates from 2nd July 2020.
How will it work?
You can still book for the Safer Recruitment events details in the training section or by emailing email@example.com
Once booked, you will receive the training materials direct to the email address you provided.
You can go at your own pace and there is a workbook to accompany you through the session. Once you have completed the session you will be able to take the knowledge test and obtain a certificate of attendance.
In order to take part in the e-learning you will need a computer that allows you to view mp4 videos. You will also need to print off the accompanying handbook or have this open on another screen. Sound is also required.
“I’d prefer to wait….”
If you’d rather wait until face to face training resumes simply book for the September course date which we are anticipating will take place face to face.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.