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]

Security: signing in

20th February 2020

It’s important to know who’s coming in and out of the school at any given time – which is why signing in and out, and restricting access to specific areas, is vital How do you [read more]

Carrying out an effective restructure

18th February 2020

Implementing a staff restructure can be difficult but, sometimes, it’s necessary – here’s some guidance on how to do it well Restructuring is often an incredibly daunting task; it takes huge amounts of time and [read more]

Does your school have flex appeal?

6th February 2020

Flexible working is becoming increasingly popular in UK workplaces, so should schools be catching up with the trend? CREDIT: This is an edited version of a guide by UNISON In recent years the government has [read more]

Inclusivity and positivity

27th January 2020

Sue Prickett, chief finance and operations officer at Priory School in Bury St Edmunds, describes her leadership style and how stepping into a new role has changed her perspective Tell us a little about yourself [read more]

How to be an effective member of your SLT

4th December 2019

How, as a school business manager, can you ensure that you’re an effective member of your school leadership team? Sue Birchall explains how SBMs can be effective leaders whilst operating well as part of a [read more]

Why are England’s schools at breaking point?

6th November 2019

Who’s telling the truth about school funding? Back in February The Guardian published a video investigation about the government’s insistence that school spending is at record levels – a message which has been repeated over [read more]

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