SBL mantra; We don’t mess about

20th September 2018

#wedontmessabout is a powerful hashtag and a fitting SBM mantra. Its author, Noel Conreen, school business and finance manager at Chaigeley School, Warrington, is relatively new to the role but it’s this approach that secured [read more]

From the magazine; no SBM is an island

26th June 2018

Each year new challenges arise within the education sector and, each year, those who manage and lead our schools and academies rise to the occasion. As the role of the school business leader has evolved [read more]

Get agile to meet raft of SBM challenges

21st June 2018

School business managers need to be agile, focused and have clear goals in mind if they are to successfully tackle the multitude of challenges they now face, says Hayley Dunn, finance director at Codsall Multi-Academy [read more]

From the magazine: Mayday! Mayday!

13th June 2018

The role of the school business manager can be an isolated one. So, what happens if something goes wrong? In the May issue of Education Executive, Working SBM reminded us that ‘Mayday’ is a powerful word which we mustn’t [read more]

Positioning yourself for success

1st March 2018

The role of the business manager is integral in schools. Facing a diverse and continually developing range of responsibilities – from finance and recruitment to leadership development and ICT – how can SBMs ensure that their [read more]

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