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ERIC Number: ED430285
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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The 21st Century Site-Level Resource Manager: Strategies for Successful Devolved Leadership.
O'Sullivan, Fergus; Thody, Angela; Wood, Elizabeth
This paper reports on a study of site-level resource managers in schools. The paper brings together experiences of the United Kingdom and the United States educational systems to explore issues of educational resource management at the school-site level. The paper focuses on the role of the bursar, the term used in the U.K. to describe a senior non-teaching professional. After providing an overview of the new structure of school management that is emerging in the U.K., the study sought to establish the role of the bursar. The paper describes the emergence of bursars, who were appointed following the introduction of "Local Management of Schools" in 1988 when schools became responsible for their own budgets. The paper discusses the current role of the bursar and that person's responsibilities, which include finances, human-resource management, pupil services, and other duties. The paper describes interactions between bursars and stakeholders in the school, which reveal that bursars interact with a wide variety of people in the course of their day. The paper offers an overview of the site-level resource manager of the future and presents a model for determining where and how the administration function should operate. (Contains 24 references.) (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom