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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: 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.

Free article: A practical approach to effective staff wellbeing

At Bishop Young Academy in Leeds, wellbeing is high on the agenda. So much so that every half term the school dedicates a whole week to it. Assistant Principal of…

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Published: Friday, 30 August 2019 18:50

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Managing school redundancies

Ofsted and the school business manager

Creating a more accessible, open and welcoming school environment

Save money and protect the environment

Team communication challenges and how to solve them

Exploring the issue of knife crime

Developing a real community school

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Q&As

Q. We have an isolation room that is sometimes staffed by teaching assistants. Could this cause a problem in the future?

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Q. In conjunction with governors, I have been involved in reviewing the schools’ security systems. They have proposed the introduction of knife wands. Is this the way to go?

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Checklist – Briefing on inspection from September 2019

Form – Intent, implementation and impact: initial action plan

Checklist – Strengths of curriculum design and implementation

Checklist – Weaknesses of curriculum design and implementation: action plan to improve

Worked example – Marketing and communication channels grid

Form – External communication survey

Worked example – Checklist for effective information sharing

Form – Checklist for effective information sharing

Checklist – Environmental improvements to work towards

Form – Project planning

Policy – Networking app usage

Checklist – A whole-school approach to protecting pupils from knife crime

Checklist – Strategic plan to develop a community school: the school’s contribution

Checklist – Strategic plan to develop a community school: benefits to the school

Checklist – Strategic plan to develop a community school: the community dimension

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