Gary Wong

The Devonshire Hill Nursery and Primary School


Phone: 0208 808 2053

Key areas of expertise:

I have worked in school finance and business management for the past ten years. Prior to this I was a senior officer in a development agency supporting the delivery and monitoring of programmes aimed at improving basic literacy and numeracy.

I have experience working closely with SLTs and governing bodies, developing a good understanding of strategic goals and how effective planning and resource allocation support these. A key area of expertise is budget setting, monitoring and reporting, with a focus on efficiency, sustainability and long-term investment in technology and premises development.

My knowledge and experience also cover areas including statutory returns, data management and compliance in areas such as employment law, data protection and H&S. Payroll administration and human resources are fields where my skills and knowledge have been enhanced though my experience working with both local authority services and third party providers.

My contribution to effective safeguarding and safer recruitment procedures includes participation during Ofsted inspections, with a clear understanding of the requirements for a school’s single central record.

Key strengths:

  • Objectivity and integrity
  • Good understanding of wider context in which schools operate
  • Inclusive and diplomatic negotiator
  • Empathic and understanding
  • Commitment to professional development.