Fit for the future

10th May 2019

Val Andrew, of Best Practice Network, explores the CPD options open to SBLs and has some advice for keeping CPD relevant in an ever-changing world There’s a famous and well-worn JFK quote about leadership and [read more]

Steer your career through times of change

24th April 2019

School business professionals need to embrace professional development if they are to meet the challenge of a dramatically transformed school landscape, explains Val Andrew I often reflect on the situation I found myself in back [read more]

All the gear, no idea

19th March 2019

Recent research reveals that just 15% of the 755 primary and secondary school teachers surveyed felt confident in using technology, and only 33% had received hands-on training in digital skills. It’s all well and good [read more]

ISBL regional conferences 2019

11th March 2019

With the demands on our time growing and little time for reflection with the onslaught of digital technology meaning we are always available, there is no better time to reinvest in face-to-face events Use the [read more]

Illuminating leadership

27th February 2019

The theme of this year’s Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL) national conference is leadership. Here, the ISBL looks at what’s in store for delegates How are you illuminating your own practice and that of [read more]

Making yourself ready for leadership

12th December 2018

Being a SBM is a multi-faceted role. Not only are technical skills required for the day-to-day running of schools, but you’re leading a team that’s under pressure from multiple directions. In this extract from their [read more]

From the magazine; Cloudy with a chance of change

4th December 2018

‘The times they are a-changin’…’ the Bob Dylan song goes, a certain truth within the school business management profession. How can school business leaders best adapt to a rapidly changing education landscape? Val Andrew, formerly [read more]

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