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The Importance Of CPD For SBLs
Episode 111st June 2021 • School Business Leadership • Laura Williams
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Ally Bigwood, joins me to talk about his school business leadership journey, the value of CPD and what it’s really like to be a School Business Manager!

The episode at a glance:

[1:36] – Ally talks us through his journey from Accounting Technician to SBM

[6:06] – Ally discusses how he discovered the role of SBM

[11:36] – Ally explains the transition from working in a SAT to working in a MAT 

[15:27] – Ally talks us through his CPD journey and the impact it has had on his career progression

[21:22] – Ally discusses his experience with the Level 7 SBM qualification and why he thoroughly recommends it

[25:21] – Ally talks about different types of CPD beyond qualifications 

[27:26] – Ally talks about the next steps on his CPD journey and the different options he is considering

[37:40] – Ally talks about what life is really like as a School Business Manager

[39:51] – Ally shares his advice for Aspiring School Business Managers

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