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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Stretching school finances amid falling per-pupil spending

Engaging contractors without increasing liability

Making effective use of learning walks: part 2

Recruitment: getting it right from the beginning

Summary of changes to teachers’ pay: 2018–20

Teaching, learning and finance management

Promoting staff well-being: seven ways to encourage employee health

Roofing projects: the fire risk and safe roofing specification

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