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Deborah has worked as a school business manager since 2006 at a two form entry primary school. The school is progressive and ambitious and serves a diverse community on the East Hertfordshire/Essex border. The school opened in 2006 following the amalgamation of an infant and junior school and, since opening, the school continues to provide to lead agency services for a group of children’s centres and has recently converted to an academy. As a member of the School Leadership team, Deborah has played a key role in leading these projects and initiatives.

Having initially started her career as a PE teacher within the secondary sector, Deborah has always worked within education. She changed direction and moved to work in education administration, initially as an admissions officer before moving to lead the school governance unit in a London borough. In the past she has served as both a governor and chair of governors and is currently an associate governor at her present school. Deborah has significant experience of school governance having managed the school governance unit of a London borough before moving to Hertfordshire. She has obtained the CSBM in 2006 and the DSBM in 2012. More recently she has successfully completed the CIPFA Certificate in Financial Reporting for Academies.

Deborah is a passionate, proactive and driven SBM with a successful background in leadership and management. She has developed competencies that enable her to support, engage and lead school improvement and ensure that the strategic approach that she adopts in her work links directly to the school’s teaching and learning objectives. Deborah is able to offer support with strategic planning and leadership; improving effectiveness by ensuring the efficient use of the school’s resources by providing an infrastructure that fully supports the needs of the school whilst creating opportunities for school improvement.