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Sue is an experienced business manager with knowledge across the sector both in maintained and academy through all phases. She has also worked as an assessor for the DSBM, written for various sector publications and contributed to training manuals. She is currently a specialist leader in education and is registered as an associate trainer for the NASBM.
Sue Birchall explains how you should always aim to avoid bad debts with parents, with advice on dealing with the daunting task of pursuing an outstanding debt
Not only are SBMs expected to ‘predict the future’ with multi-year forecasting and budgeting in their school but they also have to take on all those last-minute ‘surprises’ such as staff restructures or unexpected legislation change
You may not have a crystal ball, but there is information you can use to forecast effectively in a maintained school. Sue Birchall looks at what to consider
If you’re a SENCO without access to your budget, getting the necessary funding can be difficult. Sue Birchall explains what you need and how to ask for it
Budgeting can be a valuable way of learning about your academy and its future. Sue Birchall explains how you can forecast effectively and use what you already know
A staff restructure can bring up all kinds of emotions, questions and a need for information. How can you ensure these conversations are handled in the best way?