Spending well and spending wisely

1st February 2019

All those working in education understand and feel, at different levels, the impact a lack of funding is having in our schools. Chris Rossiter, a chair of governors, academy trustee and chief executive of the [read more]

What really influences happiness at work?

31st January 2019

Recent research, using data covering the UK’s top 10 most populated cities, has shed some light on the happiness levels of Britain’s workers and reveals a surprise outcome for the happiest sector – business management [read more]

From the magazine: A smooth business leader

11th October 2018

Technology’s changing teaching and learning – enhancing delivery and encouraging engagement; it’s also streamlining and optimising the day-to-day running of schools. There’s a whole new world of software available to make back-of-house functions more efficient [read more]

A [very] personal thank you to SBMs

9th October 2018

Schools provide a nurturing environment in which children and young people can learn and develop the skills they will need in their futures. Each child is unique, with their own set of needs, and it’s [read more]

Strategic HRM; applying your HR savvy

14th September 2018

What is strategic human resource management (HRM) and how can your school or academy benefit from it? We consider its place within your school’s development plan, human capital management and overall school performance Strategic HRM [read more]

From the magazine: The economics of education

5th September 2018

What is economics? What bearing does it have on school management? In the June/July issue of Education Executive, Stephen Mitchell, chief operating officer at the Spencer Academies Trust, Nottingham, explored economics, demonstrating its relevance to the SBL role and [read more]

From the magazine: A refined balancing act

10th July 2018

As budgets tighten, the utilisation of staff and the accurate forecasting of costs are critical to managing your school’s most valuable resource – your people! The Thinking Schools Academy Trust (TSAT) takes a strategic approach [read more]

From the magazine; no SBM is an island

26th June 2018

Each year new challenges arise within the education sector and, each year, those who manage and lead our schools and academies rise to the occasion. As the role of the school business leader has evolved [read more]

From the magazine: The art of delegation

19th June 2018

We are all guilty of over burdening ourselves – assuming all the responsibility – because, ‘Who else can do it?’ In the May issue of Education Executive, Andrew Blench, school business management consultant at School Business Partner, suggested that [read more]

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