Lisa Lincoln has joined The Cavendish School as our Business and Administrative Manager and we couldn’t be more excited. Find out what working at the school means to her:
- Tell us a bit about your background…
I have worked in the education sector for 15 years, in both administrative and financial roles. The previous seven years were spent working as the Office Manager and the Senior Finance Officer for a specialist school for children with autism before joining The Cavendish School in July 2021. Having qualified as an Association of Accounting Level 4 Technician, I proceeded to complete my Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy Certificate in Financial Reporting for Academies, which enables me to offer comprehensive support to The Cavendish School in my role as Business and Administrative Manager.
- How did you get started with your current work?
I originally started my career working in the financial sector but, after having my first child, I realised that I wanted a more fulfilling role. Moving into the education sector has allowed me to do a job I love while having positive and meaningful interactions with parents and students, which is important to me.
- What challenges have you previously faced?
Maintaining my work-life balance while working on behalf of multiple schools and managing their needs effectively.
- What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishments?
My children, who are 10 and 14, make me proud on a daily basis. It’s also been my privilege to work as an Exams Officer, supporting students through their exam journey, and helping to implement the right provision, to enable them to achieve success in a special education needs school. Seeing what this means to students and their families, who then have the tools to thrive as independent, emotionally and socially confident young adults in their communities, is my greatest achievement.
- What inspires you?
I am consistently inspired by the students and their families at school. Many of them have had to overcome social and educational barriers, due to autism, and they motivate me to constantly create ways in my role to provide the best provision and eliminate any barriers to learning.
- What are you currently focusing on?
I will be focused on supporting Ryan and Stephanie to successfully open The Cavendish School and to share the school’s vision and ethos with the wider community.