Merton Special Teaching Alliance

National Teaching Shcool

Karen Gentry

School Business Manager, Cranmer School

Specialist Leader of Education: School Business Management



Karen has worked in Education as a ‘School Business Manager’ for the past 19 years. Prior to that she was employed in an accounting capacity with numerous companies the largest and most well-known of these being: Samsung Electronics and Chelsea Football Club. She is also a Clerk to Governors at two schools. Over the past 24 years she has observed how the role has grown, from a basic Finance Officer dealing with day to day accounting processes, to a School Business Manager assisting with setting the real strategic direction of the school. During this time she has experienced many changes, developments and initiatives including age of transfer re-organization and expansion to a three form entry school. This particular change was especially valuable experience as I gained a wealth of experience in managing change, marketing and strategic planning. I am available to support with anything from set

Karen is available to support with anything from setting the budget and strategic plan for the school to assisting with time management suggestions.

Karen says "I know what it is like to walk a mile in a School Business Managers (and Clerk’s) shoes and I hope I will be able to assist in a pragmatic and encouraging way. I look forward to working with you!"



 Any questions please email or phone 02086489737 (Upper School option)