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]

What does the typical SBL look like?

31st January 2019

The last 20 years has brought great changes to the profession. So, in 2018, what did the typical school business professional look like, asks Hilary Goldsmith Credit: this is an edited version of a story [read more]

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]

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]

Do CEOs need teaching experience?

26th November 2018

The relatively new role of MAT CEO in the education system has sparked debate about the kind of skill set needed to be effective in this challenging job CREDIT: This story was first seen in [read more]

Navigating your CPD choices

23rd November 2018

Accessing CPD has got tougher for school business professionals in recent years. It means that practitioners need to get proactive about their professional development, says Val Andrew For many years professional development for school business [read more]

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