Carolyn Parker

School Business Manager and Company Secretary

Carolyn has been the School Business Manager at Fairfield for the past 6 years, working across both Fairfield Infant and Fairfield Junior Schools prior to the amalgamation to Fairfield Primary School.

She joined Fairfield Infant School in April 2004 as an office administrator after a career in the banking sector. She studied for the Certificate in School Business Management in 2009 and during this time she was part of a pilot study with the National College to develop the business administration across both schools in an effort to reduce the amount of time that both headteacher’s spent on functions such as HR, Finance, Facilities Management, Health and Safety so that their focus was more on raising standards and improving the quality of teaching and learning.

Carolyn supports the leadership and management of the school and brings a business perspective to decision making and strategic planning and advises the governing body on school business matters.

In October 2014 Carolyn was awarded the title of Primary School Business Manager of the Year at the NASBM awards ceremony.