Further reading

The Work of the Bursar: a Jack of all Trades?

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 career.

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" webinars/courses 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' (cost: £10 inc. p&p) then please email us.

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.