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JEM Business Consulting Limited

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Meet the team:

Our company was founded by Rona Metters who operates as a Consultant School Business Manager.

 

 

Rona is an experienced and qualified School Business Manager with a background in banking/financial services, compliance, routines and protocols are ingrained.  Rona has worked in Cambridgeshire since 2012 and initially worked as a School Business Manager for a multi-site EBD Special Secondary School, working with the Senior Leadership team to take the school out of Special Measures in 2016, HMI made specific reference to the quality of the data maintained.  After the school transferred to an Academy, Rona set up JEM Business Consulting in 2016 and has been offering support across Cambridgeshire.  Rona has worked with a variety of schools over the years including Special,  Primary and Secondary., woorking with local authority and academy schools alike, she can provide you with a wealth of work experiences, her particular interests are:  

 

  • support for requires improvement/special measures,

  • support with deficit budgets

  • support with routines and protocols

  • support with audit

  • support with investigating suspected fraud

Sarah Bach is our new Consultant School Business Manager

Sarah is based in Lincolnshire and will be covering this area for us, she has a wealth of experience working in a range of educational settings across the Country and has undertaken a number of roles including, Bursar, Office Manager and Senior Administrator.

Sarah has worked across many different counties including Cambridgeshire, Essex, Lincolnshire and Jersey acquiring a wealth of knowledge and experience along the way.  Sarah settled in Lincolnshire in 2017 when her husband left the armed forces.  Since 2018 she has worked in primary education in Lincolnshire and has a wealth of experience in the systems and processes used within Lincolnshire County Council Local Authority schools as well as Academy Trust schools in this area.

Sarah's personal interests are are in improving the office systems to ensure they run effectively and compliantly as well as mentoring colleagues new to education to understand the necessary processes and ensuring that this vital knowledge is passed on.  She has completed many cost analysis exercises to save monies within the school environment.

Emma Middleton is our Office Manager.

 

 

 

 

 

Emma has a background in industry and has come to education in recent years, like a lot of us after having her children.  Emma is based in our Office and she brings her bubbly personality into the office and keeps us all organised with her friendly, outgoing nature.  Emma also provides remote support for schools with finance and HR Admin.

Emma Wallace is our Consultant  Finance and HR Administrator.

 

Emma has a wealth of experience from working in Cambridgeshire for many, many years.  Her work experience covers all aspects of finance, HR and EHCP administration, office management and Emma is also a Mental Health First Aider.  Rona and Emma have worked together in the County for a number of years and now Emma comes to join us, she brings her professional attitude and experience to JEM Business Consulting.

Areas of support offered include:

 

  • Budget Management

  • Business Support - School Business Manager/Bursar

  • Finance Processing and Management - Finance Administrator

  • Health and Safety 

  • Human Resources

  • Infrastructure

  • Mentoring/Training

  • Month End/Year End returns

  • Personnel File Audit

  • Policies

  • Premises Management

  • Review Processes and Procedures

  • SCR Audit

  • Training and Mentoring 

  • Website Audit ​

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