School Business Manager

 

Mrs J Grant - School Business Manager

I joined Upland in May 2016 as the Business Manager, just before we gained academy status as the first school in the Unity Academy Trust. Since that time I have worked closely with other members of the leadership team to prepare the school and the trust for future growth and make sure that Upland’s resources are used in the most effective way. In 2017 we welcomed Gravel Hill Primary School as part of Unity, and work closely with them to ensure that we can use the budgets for Upland and Gravel Hill to provide the very best outcomes for the children in both schools. Funding for education is reducing in real terms year on year, which means that securing best value for goods and services, minimising costs and maximising income are becoming increasingly important to ensure any school’s future success. In addition to managing the Trust’s finances, I also have responsibility for many of the support functions in our schools, for example, managing office services and HR, following health & safety guidance, managing risk and ensuring the buildings and grounds are well maintained.