From the Chairperson
Welcome to new and ongoing SBM’s and administration staff. It is hard to believe we are heading towards the end of Term 2 and almost halfway through 2021. I hope everyone is managing their workloads, feeling settled, productive, and embracing life in your school.
The TSAA continue to support administrators in schools by representing you at DoE Corporate Meetings and Focus and Project Stakeholder Groups. During this term we continued to meet with the Finance and HR Teams via TEAMS along with representation and involvement in a number of very interesting stakeholder groups and proposed initiatives including;
- SAAF – School Administrators’ Advisory Forum
- School Asset Register Project
- Capabilities and Values Stakeholder Group
- United Workers Union Consultation Meetings
- Monthly Budgeting – Pilot School Meetings
- Workforce Equality and Respect Working Party
Whilst we understand the wheels often appear to turn slowly with the role out, implementation and progress of new systems and initiatives, we are excited to be involved in a number of conversations with DoE Business Units including; Asset / Inventory Register, Purchase Order platform, Debtors Auto Allocation (implemented this term) and further training and support with Finance One electronic attachment of invoices.
Our Executive are busy planning our September conference program. What a great line up we have with some fabulous keynote speakers locked in, along with informative DoE Presentations from DoE Busines Units and plenty of time for networking with our sponsors and colleagues. Save these dates - Thursday 2 and Friday 3 September 2021 at Wrest Point. Further details in this Bulletin.
Executive members will be contacting School Business Managers over the coming weeks via phone. We understand how the pandemic has impacted on many of us over the past 18 months and limited our opportunity to network with colleagues and attend DoE forums etc. We want to ‘check-in’ with SBM’s, offer our support and seek your feedback for future focus areas. In particular we are keen to hear your thoughts on the TSAA conference and website and have included the link below for you to share your ideas further.
- Conference DoE Presentations
- TSAA Website content
- Our Mentoring Program and Network Groups
We look forward to chatting to you soon!