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Moving From Primary To Secondary
Episode 1315th June 2021 • School Business Leadership • Laura Williams
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Jonny Coates, Business and Finance Director, joins me to talk about making the move from primary to secondary, the jaw-dropping challenges that came with it and the lessons he learned along the way….

The episode at a glance:

[3:34] – Jonny describes his journey into school business leadership

[7:33] – Jonny talks about the main differences he found between primary and secondary schools

[13:44] – Think you’ve heard it all? Think again. Jonny talks about his first day in his new job and the bombshells that followed

[23:02] – Jonny shares the challenges of culture change

[29:57] – Jonny describes his experience with a common emotion in the SBL role – loneliness – and how he went about fixing it

[31:00] – Jonny tells us how the story ends…

[34:19] – Jonny explains how to undertake your own due diligence when considering new roles

[38:16] – Jonny talks about his current role and let’s us in on his aspirations for the future

[44:16] – Jonny tells us about the importance of learning both from your experiences and CPD

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If you’re a School Business Leader:

PODCAST: How to hit the ground running without a handover

- BLOG: How to get all staff involved in the financial wellbeing of your school

- BLOG: How to be seen as a team player within SLT

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