Hi, my name is Debbie Sycamore. I was appointed in June 2007 by the Managing Director as Human Resources Manager to assist the team with taking Cavendish into the 21st Century!
This is my first role within a school based environment for over 26 years, although I have over several years experience of working within a Human Resources role, namely within the London and Ambulance Service and hotel industry.
I am married with two children and a dog! Life has taught me that every moment is precious and not to be wasted. My family tell me I’m a workaholic, I would say I enjoy working and am dedicated to ensuring I do my job well. I enjoy being in the company of others, reading, swimming, walking and working towards being a few stone lighter!
Cavendish School has been an eye opener; the staff are fantastic, the head teacher is amazing and the students incredible. Each day brings new challenges; in the short period of time of being here I can see that each and every staff member is dedicated to meeting the needs of our students.
As Human Resources Manager it is my duty to ensure that the school complies with all employment law and Health and safety regulations; recruiting new staff members, management of staff documentation, training, introducing new and updating policy and procedures, management of health and safety within the school and staff welfare to name but a few.
My personal aim is to undertake and complete the CIPD course (Certificate in Personnel Development), which I should have done years ago.
My aim for the school is to become an investor in people; people are an organisation’s greatest asset, and we all know that for an organization to succeed everyone has to perform well. To achieve this, people need the right knowledge, skills and motivation to work efficiently.