A view from the Engine Room


Our very own engineer; Emma Gray, business manager and finance director

Challenging, pressurised, intense…why are we school business managers? Because it’s FUN! EdExec’s ‘View from the Engine Room’ correspondent is here to help you remember why you love your role in your school and why you can’t imagine doing anything else, as well as offer tips on what might be the next steps on your own career pathway.

An SBM for over 15 years, our 'engineer' offers a practical and humorous viewpoint encouraging us to appreciate our wonderful and varied role, our impact on the teaching and learning of our pupils, and to focus on our own well-being.

This will be an interactive session so bring along your stories to share and be ready to tell the room about what your future career looks like.

Take home points:
This session will focus on:
  • the true nature of the SBM role;
  • career pathways and your personal progression;
  • the future of the SBL role.
This session is for:
SBMs who wish to explore the current scope of their role, how it is evolving and the options and opportunities in terms of development and career pathways that are open to them.