Bursar’s Review Spring 2022 Sampler

3 @the_isba Spring 2022 Editorial Welcome to the Spring issue …from ISBA’s chief executive, David Woodgate. Bluett House,Unit 11-12,Manor Farm,Cliddesden, Basingstoke,Hampshire,RG25 2JB T: 01256 330369 E: office@theisba.org.uk W: www.theisba.org.uk @the_isba COMPANY NO:6410037 REGISTERED CHARITY:1121757 CHAIRMAN: Eleanor Sharman CHIEF EXECUTIVE: David Woodgate BSc (Hons) MBA FRSA EDITOR : Gillian Goode E: bursarsreview@theisba.org.uk PUBLISHER Simon Moody PRODUCTION EDITOR: Nicky Rogers T: 01778 391128 E: nickyr@warnersgroup.co.uk EDITORIAL DESIGN: Dean Cole ADVERTISING DESIGN: Natalie Reynolds ADVERTISING MANAGER: Jayne Notley T: 01778 391189 E: jaynen@warnersgroup.co.uk ADVERTISING PRODUCTION: Natalie Reynolds E: productionc@warnersgroup.co.uk PRINTING: Warners Midlands Plc This publication is printed by Warners 01778 395111 PUBLISHING Warners Group Publications,The Maltings, West Street,Bourne,Lincs,PE10 9PH T: 01778 391000 The Bursar’s Review has been carefully prepared, but articles are published without responsibility on the part of the publishers or authors for loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a result of any view, information or advice included therein.Articles published in the Bursar’s Review do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Independent Schools’ Bursars Association, nor can the Independent Schools’ Bursars Association, the publishers or authors accept any responsibility for any claims made by advertisers. David Woodgate Chief executive With government COVID-19 restrictions easing across the UK, there is cautious optimism in the air that management staff in schools may now be able to focus on operational matters of a non-pandemic nature. As Sarah Raffray, head of St Augustine’s Priory in Ealing, writes on page 72 of this issue, senior management staff in schools have been both “trouble shooters and forecasters” throughout this pandemic and though they were conscious of the real need for respite “somehow that time to stop never came because there was always something new to decide, manage, hear, arbitrate, mend, heal, redress and address”. It is my hope that the coming months not only offer member schools a chance to reflect on the events of the last two years but also provide an opportunity to identify ways in which the challenges might have been a force for good in the long-term. Here at ISBA, as we approach our 90th anniversary, we too have been considering the contribution we have made and continue to make to independent schools. I am delighted to include our 2022 impact report with this issue of the Bursar’s Review. The report offers an insight into the services we have delivered since January 2020 and the many ways in which we have supported schools. This bumper issue of the magazine also includes part three of our sustainability supplement series, offering practical tips and advice to guide you on your journey to net zero. The supplements are just one aspect of the work we are doing to advise schools in this area and will be followed up with training webinars and online documentation throughout the year. We are looking forward to working with you all in 2022.

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