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Roles and Responsibilities - School Business Manager (Jan Rixon)


SCR with School Administrator

Staff induction including safeguarding

Budget and premises /accessibility plan (with HT/FD)

Bursary payments

Personnel (with Head Teacher)

Uniting Parents and Professionals CSA representative

Personnel staffing/cover with AHT

Reports to Governors (as defined by SSEF)

Staff CPD register with AHT

Member of health, safety and well-being sub-committee

Web site compliance 


I joined Curnow School as Business Manager in September 2014; I feel privileged to be working at such an inspirational and outstanding school.   

The role of Business Manager is quite diverse and that’s what I like about it – no two days are the same and there are many strands to the job.  

I’m responsible for ensuring the school’s finances are well managed and that all spending is appropriate and legitimate.  I passionately believe that our pupils should have access to the best possible facilities and resources which underpin personalised learning; I work closely with the Senior Leadership Team and Governors to maximise income generation and ensure that best value principals are followed. 

I also manage many areas relating to personnel including staff contracts, salaries, recruitment and maintaining records relating to staff training and development to ensure the school meets the training needs of all staff. I have overall responsibility for the management of the administrative team.

Other areas of responsibility include estate management; working alongside the site manager to ensure the school sites are fit for purpose and compliant with Health and Safety guidelines. 

I'm secretary of the Curnow School Association and enjoy being involved in various PTA fundraising activities at schoool.  Whilst monies raised by PTAs are significant in providing the extra ‘nice to haves’ in schools, I feel that the community spirit, friendship and fun involved in organising, running and helping at  events are equally important aspects of a thriving PTA; this in turn underpins one of our aims within our school mission statement of ‘uniting parents and professionals’.   

If you would like to speak to me about any aspect of my role at Curnow School, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Jan Rixon

Telephone:     01209 215432