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]

SBL mantra; We don’t mess about

20th September 2018

#wedontmessabout is a powerful hashtag and a fitting SBM mantra. Its author, Noel Conreen, school business and finance manager at Chaigeley School, Warrington, is relatively new to the role but it’s this approach that secured [read more]

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