When Education Services started working with Tamatea High School in 2010, the school was struggling financially. Steven Whittaker from Education Services worked with the school to sort the finances out in only two years. Since that time we have had a change of Principal, our last two Board Chairs have been an auditor and accountant respectively and our financial position has gone from strength to strength.
Thanks to the support of Steve and the team we have developed strong processes, which allow us to wisely spend as much money as possible for the benefit of our students and their learning. We have also built up a modest fund of reserves to get us through tough times like COVID.
Steve is very personable and relationship driven - he regularly schedules face to face time. He has been involved on School Boards of Trustees himself, so he understands school finance. His service and advice have been excellent. As a Principal I have learned a great deal from Steve and I know our Business Manager also values the service and support that Steve and the team give us. Their plain English explanations are fantastic.
I highly recommend Steve and the Education Services team.
Robin Fabish, Principal, Tamatea High School