Academic journal article Manager

Letter to Editor

Academic journal article Manager

Letter to Editor

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NCSL business course proved to be a turning point for Liz

In recent editions, I asked for feedback on a number of issues. We bad several answers but this is my favourite for a number of reasons. Thanks to Peter for this reply and congratulations on winning our prize.

Dear Ray,

I write in response to the questions you pose in Comment in the December 2004 edition of Manager.

I agree with your comment that the series In Business is excellent. I too heard the programme that discussed job titles.

I have been thinking about job titles concerning the role of the business manager.

Liz Forward, at my school (Worth School, Poynton, Cheshire) is changing at an exponential rate. Liz started her days at Worth as a secretary - graded and paid as such.

It soon became clear that the guality of work and thinking demonstrated meant she was managing some aspects of the school's functions.

More recently, Liz has been leading some aspects of school work without having received any form of instruction or guidance from myself or my leadership team.

To be honest it took a while for us to spot the leadership Liz was displaying as she was our secretary/admin officer after all and surely her title matched her role - or does it?

Liz undertook the National College for School Leadership programme, the Certificate of School Business Management.

This proved to be a turning point in our thinking at Worth. …

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