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Free article: Tackling the digital divide

Over the past months, schools have grappled with the challenge of delivering remote learning. It’s not only about securing the output. It’s also about ensuring that students can receive it.…

Free article: Sex discrimination

Yvonne Hardiman explains the employer’s legal obligations regarding sex discrimination in the workplace, and measures they can put in place to avoid discrimination.

Free article: Crisis management for schools

Matt Bromley considers the Covid-19 crisis and what it might mean for how schools manage difficult times in the future.

Free article: COVID-19: Time to review your health and safety policy

Mike Ellerby advocates that now is the time to review your health and safety procedures to continue to protect staff and pupils.

Free article: Recruitment and retention during a pandemic

We may be operating in extraordinary times, but people will still be leaving their jobs and managers will still need to appoint new members of staff. What factors need to…

School Business Manager Magazine

Welcome to School Business Manager Magazine!  It’s bursting with straightforward, concise articles, supported by a wealth of editable template documents designed to help you implement practical ideas and save time.…

Free article: Staff mental wellbeing

Sam Garner gives practical advice on assessing staff mental health and wellbeing.

Free article: Running in-house parenting programmes

As schools tighten their budgets, parenting programmes can be squeezed out. Samantha Garner argues that in the long run they save time, money and are beneficial to educational outcomes. In…

Free article: What are the financial implications of the lockdown?

The financial and business implications of a pandemic lockdown are something that schools, academies and colleges have never had to deal with before. We’re still in the early stages of…

Free article: Mental health in the workplace

As teaching staff and headteachers continue to leave the profession under the pressures of workload and accountability, Yvonne Hardiman takes a timely look at mental health in the workplace.

New for March 2018

Published: Sunday, 11 February 2018 18:12

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Articles

Stress in schools: Facts and fixes 

HR update: Stress and the employer’s obligations

Working out your workflow: Six tools to make your life easier

School catering: A case study

A day in the life of an SBM

Strategies for dealing with short-term absence and punctuality problems

Managing school funds: Additional income

Pupil premium: An update

Premium Plus Articles

Your guide to multi-agency working  @

Parental engagement: A pragmatic approach @

Q&A

Q. We are facing budget cuts next year. The headteacher has asked me to cost out some options that I feel will have major repercussions for our school. What should I do?

Q. A parent has recently taken her children out of the school to home-educate. This family has a history of challenging children and I cannot see how they will be able to educate at home.

Q. We have two looked-after children who are worrying us because of apparent mental health needs. What options are available to us?

Q. I understand that there are some proposed changes to the document Keeping children safe in education (KCSIE). Is this something we should be aware of?

Toolkits

Checklist – Stress test for staff 

Checklist – Stress test for managers

Worked example – Gantt chart 

Form – Time and motion

Worked example – Time and motion pie chart 

Form – Prioritisation matrix

Handout – Fishbone 

Handout – The five whys

Form – SWOT analysis 

Form – Group attendance tracking sheet 

Form – Letter to local businesses

Form – Register of voluntary funds

Form – Register of income

Handout – Children and family poverty in schools

Checklist – Children and family poverty in schools 

Form – Staff survey: Mental health information

Premium Plus

Policy – Supporting pupils with mental health needs @

Form – Gantt chart @

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