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 challenging
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 the ISBA.
Attendees on the ISBA's So You Want to be a Bursar
Course will receive a free copy of the book.
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', then
please click here.
Governors and Governance
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.