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Brent Teaching School Alliance

Business, Finance & Management

  Name: Ron Jeffery

  Current Position: Office and Finance Manager

  School Name and Address: Byron Court Primary School,

                                                Spencer Road, Wembley, Middlesex.

  Specialist Area(s): Finance, FMS, Reporting, Analysing, Health &

                                                              Safety, Budgeting, Office Management, SFVS.

Background Information:

I have been involved in primary education since 2006. Previously, I worked for 30+ years in the private sector practicing accountancy, gaining experience in retail, manufacturing, wholesale and international companies. On joining the school in March 2006 as a Finance Officer, I was delighted to bring my experience as a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians gained in the private sector, into an educational environment

After my promotion into a leadership role, as Office and Finance Manager, I was able to exact higher standards from the School Office, to provide an efficient administrative system and complete competency with all financial aspects of school budgetary control. This has ensured value for money and cost savings to benefit the school, and helped to improve the working and learning environment of both pupils and staff alike.

It is important for me to gain satisfaction from my leadership role to continue to evolve and I am motivated by learning about new technology and current trends and share my knowledge with my colleagues.

How I can support:

It has always been my intention for school’s to work closely together and share their experiences and expertise. In recent years I have been able to exact close bonds with finance leaders in other schools and we have helped each other to improve standards accordingly. As an SLE I wish to extend this support to benefit all Brent schools.

I have experience using many accounting software packages and have developed an understanding of ICT practices during my career, helped by previous experience in an IT department.

I have a firm understanding of the requirements of risk assessment in a school having attended Health & Safety courses, Fire and Disaster Recovery Training, and First Aid training