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

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School business manager: Developing the role

4.1 Where to find support

There is a range of tools available to support you, including:

  • The DfES financial management standard [accessed 26 January 2007]. See especially the guidance on the role of bursar [accessed 26 January 2007].

  • Teachernet school finances webpage [accessed 26 January 2007].

  • Schools Audit Commission [accessed 26 January 2007].

  • DfES Value for money [accessed 26 January 2007].

Go to Activity 5 now to look at how you can support your leadership team's priorities.

Activity 5

Look at the personal account of how my school developed a Campus Asset Management Plan by clicking on the ‘view document’ links below. This involved after campus-wide consultation and was approved by the head and governors.

Click here to download an extract from CAMP

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Click here to download Development of the Campus Asset Management Plan

Take one of the issues identified in the CAMP that is also applicable to your school and map out how you identify:

  • budget considerations;

  • stakeholders' views;

  • scheduling implications;

  • leadership approval process.

Sketch a plan of action for how you will gather the necessary information and views, detailing who, when and how.


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