Headteachers around the UK could soon have more time to spend concentrating on leading teaching and learning, thanks to the success of a new initiative. The National College for School Leadership (NCSL) has just presented over 130 school business managers from nine regions with either the Certificate of School Business Management or the Diploma of School Business Management. This means that these members of staff are now equipped with the latest financial and commercial knowledge.
With office staff that are more aware of how to deal with changes and developments occurring in 21st-century schools, headteachers' time will be freed up to deal with other issues. 'These graduates should feel proud of their achievement. They are now better equipped than ever to make an invaluable contribution to their schools and the lives of children and young people,' stated senior programme manager at NCSL Trevor Summerson. Almost 100 schools are currently participating in NCSL trials to test new high-level school business roles to free heads from administrative burdens.