Coffee break chat: Discussing and solving SBL challenges
11:00 – 11:30
- Lorraine Ashover, Director – Minerva Procurement Consultancy Services Limited
- Hilary Goldsmith, SBL 365 – School Business Leadership consultant
- Tina Button, School Business Manager – The Wyvern Special School
- Chris Jermy, Head of Business Development – Zenergi
In our panel discussion our hosts discussed some of the key challenges the pandemic has presented to School Business Leaders. During the session the panel focused on how to ensure adequate ventilation while maintaining heating; balancing the unpredictable supply staff costs with the loss of revenue streams; and managing the exponential increase in workload and the anxiety that comes with it. While debating the hot topics, the audience were engaged through polls and invited to ask questions and share experiences of how the challenges can be overcome.