Find a school business professional network

There are school business professional networks all over England; have you found yours?

As a school business manager, it’s important to feel like part of a network – not just for the sake of having a sounding board (or several) when necessary, but for the sake of your own sanity; after all, no SBM is an island, and it can be a lonely role. While Twitter is an excellent resource for this, and events often play a role, meeting up with peers in groups which have already been formed can be enormously beneficial.
The Department for Education has a resource page which outlines all the networks in England. You can use the School Business Professional Networks Directory to:

  • Find groups in your area.
  • Get peer-to-peer support for school business tasks like buying for schools.
  • Contact leads in your area.

If you can’t find a network in your area, or you want add your own network to the directory, just email: [email protected]  Guidance on creating a network for school business professionals is also available.
Networks are listed by the following regional school commissioner areas:

Click here to find your local network!
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