From the magazine; Lead with confidence

15th January 2019

Continued professional development (CPD) is core to the evolving school business leader role. While there is a tendency to focus on the technical qualities required for leadership, independent consultant Laura Williams, of L J Business [read more]

From the magazine: Batten down the hatches

8th January 2019

Schools are hives of activity; with so many people traversing the school campus daily – students, staff, contractors, visitors – it can be difficult to keep track of who’s who and, importantly, who’s onsite. Help [read more]

ISBL announces revised Professional Standards

19th December 2018

The Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL) has relaunched its Professional Standards guidelines to reflect the changes that have occurred since their introduction in 2015. Here, ISBL outlines what school business leaders can expect to [read more]

From the magazine; Sweating your assets

18th December 2018

When it comes to boosting the coffers, a little creativity is recommended. Alison Pearce is a real estate lawyer with Wright Hassall; here she shares her specialist experience in the education sector to impart some welcome [read more]

From the magazine; OK computer!

14th December 2018

School’s manage an abundance of data; it’s used to teach, capture progress, provide a financial overview, improve efficiencies…the list goes on. As management information systems improve, independent IT adviser Royden Gothelf says artificial intelligence will [read more]

From the magazine; Rallying the troops

11th December 2018

Time and money are two very finite resources in schools; in fact, according to recent academic research, more than four in ten Kent primary schools are now dependent on fundraising to deliver basic education – [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]

The challenge of leading a rural school

21st November 2018

The Key for School Leaders has published its 2018 report, The challenges of leading a rural school. In its wide-ranging research it found that, despite accounting for 20% of all schools in England, there’s a [read more]

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