Julia joined Delce Junior School as Bursar in 2003 from a commercial finance/accounting background.
She subsequently studied the NCSL Certificate of School Business Management (CSBM) and Diploma of School Business Management (DSBM) programmes at which point her role was enhanced and she was appointed Business Manager. She has continued to study and now also holds the Advanced Diploma of School Business Management (ADSBM) and the CIPFA Certificate in Financial Reporting for Academies.
Julia performs the role of Financial Advisor in school; She is responsible for the day-to-day management and take executive decisions in matters of Finance, HR, H&S, Risk, IT, Premises, Administration and PR on behalf of the Head teacher.
Julia is a full member of the Senior Leadership Team and a member of the Governing Body.
With regard to informal outreach work Julia has been working on procurement and has successfully negotiated substantial discounts for schools on paper, stationery and cleaning products; currently there are 59 Medway and Kent schools ordering through this collaborative purchasing scheme all of whom are reporting substantial savings.