With a little help from my peers

With a little help from my peers

Posted  23rd February 2021

School business leaders are brilliant at supporting their school colleagues. It’s the nature of the job, but the role can make them feel isolated and sometimes overwhelmed.

With COVID-19 transforming every aspect of school life SBLs, and their school leadership colleagues, are committing to unusually long days and even forfeiting leave so that they can continue to cover the operational challenges of making schools safe.

Of course, the job was pressurised before the pandemic turned everything upside down. SBLs have been battling with stressed budgets for some time, forcing them to focus on annual staffing structure reviews and the constant streamlining of staffing to make the numbers work. Just when SBLs thought they couldn’t absorb any more professional responsibility COVID added a whole new layer.

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