Sarah Chambers
Sarah Chambers

Sarah Chambers FCA, FISBL

Academies Support Manager


Location: Banbury

Tel: 01295 270200

Why Whitley Stimpson?

I’d come across Whitley Stimpson when working as a school business manager. I was always impressed with the people I met; they all seemed friendly and approachable and up to speed with what we were up against in the education sector. I jumped at the chance to join the team, as in my experience it’s all about the people that you work with.

My experience.

I’ve been involved in the education sector for about the past ten years, starting out with our village pre-school and ending up at a large primary academy. During my time there we went through academy conversion and some major infrastructure projects. I’ve also worked with a number of multi-academy trusts and schools providing peer review and consultancy.

My earlier career involved varied finance roles in industry, post qualification, which gave me a solid background in budgeting and financial management; all very relevant to anyone working within the constraints of a flat funding environment and constant cost pressures!

What matters to you?

At the risk of sounding clichéd, I like to feel that I’m making a difference. My aim is to use my skills and experience to support clients to the best of my abilities. As a proud mum of three boys, I am very aware of the impact of education both on individuals and on our wider society and it’s important to me to be involved.