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]

Succession planning; skills today, for tomorrow

22nd March 2018

Succession planning is essential to ensuring effective leadership throughout the school eco-system; integral to this is having a plan that extends into the future to cope with anticipated – and unexpected – changes to personnel. We consider the [read more]

Supporting the professionalisation journey

13th March 2018

Are you supporting the professionalisation journey – both for yourselves and your profession? Having joined the Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL) in October 2017, our new executive director of professional development has spent the [read more]

Leadership by example with Nickii Messer

10th November 2017

Nickii Messer was one of the first school business managers and is now an experienced consultant who delivers training to SBMs at Anglia Ruskin University (ARU). In an edition of EdExec she shared her journey through [read more]

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