The Work of the Bursar: a Jack of all
The seventh book in the Leading Schools
of the 21st Century Series provides an informative guide
to the life of a bursar. 'The Work of the Bursar: a Jack of
all Trades?', edited by former ISBA General Secretary Jonathan Cook
and Nigel Richardson, is recommended reading for any aspiring, new
or experienced bursar who wishes to learn more about this
The book features contributions from seventeen writers and
provides practical information on topics including bursars and
heads; the all-embracing nature of the job; the bursar and the
bursarial team; an introductory guide to child protection; policy
statements and the rolling review; strategic planning, finance and
budgeting issues, presenting accounts; building and maintenance;
strategic planning and project management; clerk to the governors;
legal issues; recruiting a bursar; the bursar in a boarding school;
charities; managing ICT and its spending, commercial overview and
the benefits of membership of ISBA.
Attendees on ISBA's 'So You Want to be a Bursar?'
Course will receive a free copy of the
If you are not attending the "So You Want to be a Bursar Course"
and wish to purchase a copy of 'The Work of the Bursar' (cost: £10
inc. p&p) then please email us.
The eighth and final book in the Leading Schools of the
21st Century series, 'Governance and Governors', is
interesting reading for both bursars and governors. It
details the many roles and responsibilities of governors in
independent schools today.
To purchase a copy of the book click here.