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; 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]

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]

The main HR issues impacting schools today

21st November 2018

With mental health and wellbeing issues having a growing impact on school staff and recruitment, we spoke to Jo Blair – HR consultant at School Business Services – about what strategies school leaders can implement [read more]

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