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

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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New for June 2019

Published: Thursday, 16 May 2019 17:33

Articles

Attracting strong candidates to your school

Managing conflict in school 

Engaging parents and families of disadvantaged pupils

The role of the SBM in health and safety 

Creating autonomous CPD groups

Effective management of teaching assistants

Staff welfare, communication and motivation

Getting the most from the pupil premium

Creating a good working relationship with the governing board

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Q. I understand that Ofsted inspectors might be coming into school on the same day as they call. How should administrative staff prepare?

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Checklist – Classroom health and safety

Policy – Health and Safety requirements outline 

Form – CPD review: The GROW framework

Form – Teaching assistant time audit

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