Fit for the future

10th May 2019

Val Andrew, of Best Practice Network, explores the CPD options open to SBLs and has some advice for keeping CPD relevant in an ever-changing world There’s a famous and well-worn JFK quote about leadership and [read more]

Let’s keep it simple!

9th May 2019

Finance is being made overly complicated and scaring people away from getting involved, says Julie Ricketts, director of operations at Kingsthorpe College in Northampton For most SBLs, budgets and finances are constantly on the mind. Part [read more]

From the magazine: Reality check

7th May 2019

Getting real about your budget forecasting is a way of protecting your school budgets in an uncertain world. Val Andrew has some advice for school business managers  Budget planning and forecasting is, undoubtedly, good practice [read more]

The Future – Engage – Deliver framework

1st May 2019

In an edited extract from his book, Leadership Plain and Simple, Steve Radcliffe explains why leadership needn’t be as complicated as it’s often made out to be – and how you already have everything you need to [read more]

NEU survey highlights workload challenges

16th April 2019

A new survey of NEU members shows workload is out of control and driving people out of profession In advance of the National Education Union’s (NEU) annual conference, held in Liverpool this week, more than [read more]

Methodical planning to avoid budget misery

5th March 2019

It’s getting harder for school business leaders to balance the books, but they can anticipate budget challenges with some careful and methodical planning, says Hayley Dunn If Charles Dickens was writing today he might have [read more]

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