FIVE school business managers from Cheshire are bringing the latest in financial and commercial skills and expertise to their schools after graduating with a national qualification.
They include Pamela Cubbin of Harthill Primary School, Chester, and Shelley Brown of Malpas Alport Endowed Primary School.
They were among nine school business managers (SBMs) from the North West to have been awarded either the Certificate of School Business Management (CSBM) or the more advanced Diploma of School Business Management (DSBM) by the National College for School Leadership (NCSL).
Pamela and Shelley achieved the CSBM and their schools stand to benefit greatly from their success. The qualifications give graduates high levels of expertise in areas such as finance, managing resources effectively, securing additional funding, HR and providing additional strategic leadership support.
Pamela and Shelley were two of only 37 fellow business managers from across the country to pick up their award at the latest graduation ceremony at NCSL’s Learning and Conference Centre in Nottingham.
Applications are now open for the DSBM training cohort due to begin in November 2008. More information can be found at: www.ncsl.org.uk/programmes/dsbm/dsbm-applying.cfm.