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Sharon joined Herts for Learning (HfL), one day a week, as an SBM consultant in September 2014. She has worked with the head of SBM services during the pilot phase of the SBM Services project. To date, she has completed a number of admin office reviews and has also assisted headteachers with SBM recruitment. She is currently working on an SBM induction package for HfL.

Sharon is a Fellow of the National Association of School Business Managers. This award formally recognises  excellent practice and expertise for the most experienced and qualified school business management professionals. Being recognised as a NASBM Fellow demonstrates that you are a leader within the profession, have achieved a high level of professional expertise and are committed to developing your knowledge and skills to meet the ever-changing demands of the education sector. You are also showing your commitment to upholding the very highest ethical standards.

Sharon is still a practicing SBM and currently works in a large, diverse primary school and leads the school as part of the Headship team which was recently graded by Ofsted as outstanding. She promotes the highest standards of business ethos and strategically ensures the most effective use of resources in support of the school’s learning objectives. Furthermore, she feels that given the tightening of school budgets it is important to prioritise income generation within school. Her successes include two £10,000 lottery bids, a £50000 'energy makeover' from British Gas and the organisation of a community day with GlaxoSmithKline who created an outdoor multi-sensory trail, a pond and a wildlife area for the school.

Previously, Sharon worked in the private sector for Natwest Bank as a sanctioning manager approving borrowing for business customers. She moved to school business management in 2007. Over this time, she has achieved the CSBM, DSBM and in 2014, the Level 6 Advanced SBM Diploma. Since completion of the ADSBM, Sharon has been keen to share her experience with others and has written and delivered business development programmes for other support staff.

Sharon is excited to support HFLs new School Business Service and believes this service will support headteachers to ensure schools meet their educational aims. It will also allow colleagues networking and CPD opportunities. She is passionate about the SBM profession and believes it has a significant impact on school improvement.