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School business manager: Developing the role
School business manager: Developing the role

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3 Extending services into the future

3.1 The Extended Schools initiative

The last few years have seen a plethora of initiatives for English schools: two significant initiatives are ‘Extended Schools’ and the ‘Every child Matters’. What are the implications for a business manager?

Government thinking places schools at the centre of local provision for a wide range of options, from health centres to full community facilities. These ‘extended schools’, as the government terms them, offer an opportunity for schools to contribute to and work more closely with their communities.

Click on the links below:

Extended Schools: providing opportunities and services for all and

Extended schools: access to opportunities and services for all [accessed 26 January 2007]

for more information on the services schools may be expected to provide.

At my school, for example, our sports centre operates seven days a week. Its activities are summarised below, in a presentation to our governors:

Click on 'view document' below to download King Edward VII Sports Centre Community Use Report for 2005

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