Traits of effective school leaders

1st May 2020

Leadership is far more complex than we often think, and with a job as varied as SBL, focusing on the ‘leadership’ part can be challenging. So, what traits do make an effective school leader? CREDIT: [read more]

Juggling life as a working mother

26th March 2020

It was Mother’s Day this Sunday, the one day in the year dedicated to celebrating all of the mothers in our lives. If you are a mother yourself, you will know that one of the [read more]

Being a team player in your SLT

28th February 2020

Are you a great team player? Can the rest of your SLT rely on you? If not, why not? And, if so, how can you support them even more effectively? While being a school business [read more]

SBMs: 30 years on

27th February 2020

Thirty years after the introduction of the SBM role, how has it changed? At the ISBL conference in 2019, a panel discussed this – and we listened At the ISBL conference in November 2019 there [read more]

Reflecting on your SBM values

26th February 2020

Michelle Obama once said, “I have learned that as long as I hold fast to my beliefs and values, then the only expectations I need to live up to are my own.” Everyone holds a [read more]

Comparing the SBM role to a decade ago

20th February 2020

A lot can change in 10 years. For example, we’ve had a total of eight general elections and large referendums and eight royal babies since 2010. But how has the role of a school business [read more]

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