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What Kind of Business Leader are You?


Book for Online, 30 March 2022

Member - £149
Non-Member - £230

Facilitator - Philippa Ollerhead

This course will support delegates to consider their level and knowledge and skills in the business management of their school and to consider how the expectations of leaders as business managers has changed and is evolving into the future.

Leaders will consider each aspect of their role and their own CPD needs and opportunities.  There will be particular focus on the latest leadership strategies to support:
•    Financial management
•    Managing low level HR issues
•    Effective health and safety structures

You will also consider how to embed business management into the school quality cycle .


School leaders- Heads, Deputies and SLT including SBMs. Primary and secondary sectors


To ensure school leaders can consider:

•    The evolving picture of school business management
•    What does an outstanding business cycle look like in school?
•    Effective business management CPD
•    The expectations and responsibility of the developing the 3-year budget
•    Develop outstanding HR and Health and Safety cycles
•    How to embed business management within the quality cycle


Philippa Ollerhead

Philippa has had a long career in education, having been a Head of English, a Vice Principal of a large sixth form college in Greater Manchester, Head teacher of a pupil referral unit and Head teacher at a secondary alternative provision school. Philippa is formally trained every academic year in the rigorous of the common inspection framework to prepare primary and secondary schools for Ofsted visits.

Philippa is a training partner for the NAHT, delivering courses for Head teachers across the country, in subjects such as Removing the Stress from Ofsted Inspections, Safeguarding, Financial Transparency for Maintained Schools, Growing MAT structures, Delegated Leadership and Leading School Investigations.

Philippa has been an education improvement adviser for 7 years and works with schools in all sectors around the country supporting school leaders.