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Donia joined Herts for Learning (HfL) in April 2016 as an SBM Consultant. Her role is to provide strategic business manager support to school and academy clients. As Lead for Training and Development, Donia will be involved in leading new training initiatives, and facilitating training for other business manager colleagues.  To ensure we are at the forefront of educational change and how this impacts SBMs, Donia will attend national conferences and work with key educational training bodies. Donia has a passion for training and developing people through her experience in the retail industry where she coached and developed her team to ensure they achieved their potential, and led training programmes to support business procedure and structure change.

Donia has worked as SBM since 2014 and worked part time for a West Hertfordshire primary school where she had a focus on the financial management and budget planning of the school. The application of her project management skills have led to three major buildings projects proceeding to successful completion. Donia gained her Level 5 Diploma in School Business Management in October 2015 and has experience of providing wider SBM support to other schools in Hertfordshire on a short term basis.

Prior to her school business management career, Donia worked for Disney Stores and Tesco in merchandising and training roles which required a strong capability in financial planning & reporting, people development and project management.