Business managers, heads and sector specialists share their views and insight on the challenges and changes affecting school leadership at the sharp end


Allan Hickie: The SBM and achieving financial efficiency

The role of school business manager (SBM) has never been easy; it’s complicated because it’s one that encompasses far more than just financial management. However, the strategic importance of the role will become increasingly important

Damien Roberts: performance appraisals and pay progression

  Following the introduction of the revised performance management process Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said, “Workforce reform has changed teachers’ working lives, enabling them to concentrate