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School Business Managers – A Best Practice Guide

The National Assembly for Wales’ Enterprise and Learning Committee’s 2008 report, recommended that Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) review the role of bursars and finance officers. The committee also recommended that WAG also consider producing best practice guidance to be shared amongst all stakeholders.

The Welsh Assembly Government commissioned Estyn in 2009-10 to review the role and effectiveness of school bursars and finance officers.

The review has now been completed. The review found that School Business Managers play an important role in securing efficiency gains and are an integral and necessary part of the leadership function in schools. They provide financial advice and support to the headteacher, leadership team and the governing body and have a key role in providing budget calculations and analyses.

You can access the review report ‘School Business Managers – A Best Practice Guide’ on the Estyn website.