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iwannadancewithsomebody Tue 01-Mar-16 14:27:50

I'm after some guidance.

I am in the process of retraining to become a secondary teacher however a job for a School Business Manager has become available near me.

I do have the qualifications and skills to do the manager post and it does pay more than teaching but I'm not sure what to do as I think I would really enjoy teaching.

Can anyone offer advice if they have similar experience or even a School Business Manager?

noblegiraffe Tue 01-Mar-16 14:39:26

How much teacher training have you actually done?

There are lots of teachers looking to quit at the moment, even ones who enjoy it. If a job came up that paid more than teaching that they could do, you wouldn't see them for dust.

JurgenKlopp Wed 02-Mar-16 21:44:07

I'm a school business manager. The role is vastly different from teaching, I love my job but certainly couldn't teach. What would you like to know?

iwannadancewithsomebody Thu 03-Mar-16 07:04:39

Thanks Jurgen.

Do you manage a team and if so which group of staff do you manage?

Do you work that school holidays or have you flexibility when you take your holidays?

JurgenKlopp Sun 06-Mar-16 14:23:31

Gosh, I'm really sorry for the delay in replying, I've only just remembered this thread.

I line manage a group of non teaching staff, so that's office, midday assistants, cleaners and caretakers.

I'm contracted to work 41 weeks which is term time (38 weeks) plus 5 inset days and 2 additional weeks throughout the year. In practice, I probably go into work one day out of every 1 or 2 week break and a few times during the summer holidays.

Having most of the holidays with my DC is brilliant but I do work long days. Typically, I'm at my desk by 8am and leave around 5.30-6.00pm. However, a couple of weeks ago we had a major event so for a couple of days I worked 7.30am - 7.00pm.

It's a brilliant job with plenty of variety and I would highly recommend it.

iwannadancewithsomebody Mon 07-Mar-16 21:07:35

Thanks for the advice, will give it a bit more thought

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