Advanced business managers will work either in one large primary or across a cluster of smaller schools. School business directors will be employed by larger federations of primaries. The college claims that employing a business manager will free up as much as 30 per cent of a primary head's time.
Mick Brookes, general secretary of the National Association of Headteachers, said it would reduce the bureaucratic load widely seen as an obstacle to head recruitment.
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