Alan has worked in the education sector since 1997 and has a background in a number of local authority finance teams. He worked in an advisory capacity, supporting schools in one local authority area, providing financial guidance, as well as training on budgeting and financial controls. He also led on external funding, managing the financial aspects of the European funding programmes (ESF and ERDF), as well as the Standards Fund grants delivering support for school funding bids to a range of providers.
After that, Alan was Finance Director in a large secondary school, in Leeds, for almost nine years, before joining the team here in 2017. He is well-versed in all aspects of funding and finance in education, taking great pride and enjoyment in his involvement with the day-to-day aspects of working in a school and is instrumental to the school’s development.