Free article: Creating a more accessible, open and welcoming  school environment The role of the SBM in  health and safety Stretching school finances amid falling per-pupil spending Free Article: Starting as a senior business leader in an academy or MAT Understanding and managing workplace stress Free Article: Making effective use of learning walks: part 1 The General Data Protection Regulation and your school Changes to funding for schools School Business Manager Magazine Online

Free article: Creating a more accessible, open and welcoming school environment

After eye-opening experiences as an SBM consultant and coach, Andrew Blench shares observations and suggestions for making schools more welcoming, including stakeholder surveys, physical access improvements and communication reviews.

The role of the SBM in health and safety

Cheryl Campbell highlights health and safety as a crucial part of the school business manager role, and considers how SBMs can keep on top of this wide-ranging responsibility.

Stretching school finances amid falling per-pupil spending

In this article, primary school headteacher Helen Frostick outlines how her school revised its financial management in 2016–17. She details implementing new funding streams, ensuring that cuts are effective, and…

Free Article: Starting as a senior business leader in an academy or MAT

Starting a new job can be an exciting yet daunting process. When starting as a senior leader, it is likely that your new colleagues will have similar feelings about your…

Understanding and managing workplace stress

Stress continues to be a problem in schools, and can affect individual staff and leaders, as well as the school overall. Andrew Blench considers the different manifestations of stress, and…

Free Article: Making effective use of learning walks: part 1

Many SBMs are responsible for managing the school site and health and safety, and ‘learning walks’ are a great way of staying on top of this significant and complex remit.…

The General Data Protection Regulation and your school

Claire Ashton, of IT Governance, considers the implications for schools of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Changes to funding for schools

John Viner gives a summary of the recent changes to the national funding formula and high needs funding.

School Business Manager Magazine Online

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Articles

First-time SBM

Making effective use of learning walks: part 1

A proactive approach to safeguarding

Understanding and managing workplace stress

How clean is the air in your school?

How to be an effective member of the SLT

Creating a positive mental health culture in your setting 

School resource management

Starting as a senior business leader in an academy or MAT

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Q&As

Q. We are concerned that most of our children seem to be choosing to bring a packed lunch than to eat school dinners. What can we do?

Q. We’re under pressure to use an increasing amount of our pupil premium money to prop up our budget. Are we alone in this?

Q. We do not seem to be able to make any progress in closing the gap between our disadvantaged pupils and their peers. We would welcome some suggestions.

Toolkits

Checklist – Practical steps for a first-time SBM

Checklist – Self-assessment of current practice: learning walks

Handout – Five top tips for successful learning walks

Checklist – Training audit for the designated person

Form – School child protection audit

Checklist – Child protection: staff understanding

Checklist – Questions for governors on safeguarding

Form – Identifying Type A and Type B personalities

Form – Wheel of life

Handout – Mindfulness through visualisation 

Checklist – Air quality in your school

Checklist – Facilitating a strong SBM–SLT relationship

Checklist – Leadership attributes

Checklist – How to address the main types of mental health needs

Form – Activities and ideas to support positive staff mental well-being

Form – Staff mental health survey

Form – Mental health information survey

Checklist – SBM cost-cutting template

Handout – Ten Cs of successful leadership

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Form – How well your school supports mental health @

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