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My SBL Journey: 1 Year On - A Fresh Perspective
Episode 3428th September 2021 • School Business Leadership • Laura Williams
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David McClelland, School Business Manager, joins me to reflect on his first year as a SBM and also share his thoughts on the profession more generally – with his new and fresh perspective!

The episode at a glance:

[1:23] – David explains why he felt August 2020 was a good time for him to jump into the SBL role and what he thinks the similarities and differences are between schools and other organisations

[12:25] – David discusses the commonalities between SBLs regardless of their path into the sector and how his role as a School Governor has helped him in his role

[22:37] – David talks about his supportive Head and what he thinks it would have been like without him

[35:15] – David emphasises the role’s need for recognised professional bodies and CPD 

[55:30] – We talk about mindset, culture and support for SBLs

[1:06:18] – David talks about what comes next for him on his SBL journey and leaves us with some final thoughts

Related content:

Contact David on LinkedIn

Join my Facebook Group

Join my Aspiring SBM Facebook Group

Other resources:

PODCAST: Raising the Profile of the Profession

PODCAST: How to Develop the Role and Gain Recognition

DOWNLOAD: New SBM Checklist

BLOG: For New SBLs

BLOG: It’s Time to Take Action

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