School Business Manager


Mrs J Grant - School Business Manager

I was delighted to join Upland in May 2016 as School Business Manager, working closely with Ms Sengupta and the rest of the senior leadership team to make sure that the school's budget and resources are used in the most efficient way. As funding for schools is reducing in real terms, securing best value for goods and services, minimising costs and maximising income are vital to ensure the future success of the school and the very best outcomes for our children.

In addition to looking after the budget, I also have responsibility for many of the school’s support functions, for example, managing office services and HR, following health & safety guidance, managing risk and ensuring the building and grounds are well maintained.

This is a particularly exciting year for Upland as we begin a new adventure as an academy; this greater independence and autonomy will bring with it increased responsibilities and offer many opportunities for building on the school’s unique qualities and strengths.