Name: Carol Smith
Statement: I have been working for The Compton School since 1992. I have gained experience in a wide range of roles which have developed my skills and I was appointed as School Business Manager in 2008. I strongly support the CPD ethos in schools as evidenced by my participation in and successful achievement of the National College for Teaching and Leadership programmes of Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma in School Business Management and I am currently undertaking the School Business Director programme.
There are key aspects of my achievements that support my accreditation as an SLE. My lead on my school’s Academy Conversion in 2011 has equipped me with the knowledge and understanding of this process and the significant impact this has on the business operation of schools, at the heart of which is robust financial strategic leadership. I have been involved in school to school support for many years initially arising from my school’s Training School status. As a Teaching School, I have coached and mentored two Headteachers and their financial administrators and have mentored a School Business Manager on Academy Conversion. I strongly believe that networking and sharing good practice is key to successful School Business Management.