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

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

New for December 2019

Published: Monday, 21 October 2019 15:39

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Articles

Selecting mental health interventions

Creating the school’s culture: part one – staff culture

Teacher well-being at work in schools

The art of delegating

Practical strategies for supporting staff well-being

The key challenges for SBMs

Supporting capital expenditure: asking the right questions

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Q&A

Q. We were judged to be an outstanding school and have not had an inspection since. Given the change of intention for outstanding schools when can we expect Ofsted to visit?

Q. I understand that there is new safeguarding guidance available for inspectors. Is this important for us to be aware of as we are anticipating an inspection?

Q. Senior leadership meetings have been moved to a time when I am often unable to attend. I feel marginalised as a result.Have you any advice?

Toolkit

Handout – List of resources

Form – Pupil safety plan

Form – Healthy coping strategies and alternatives to self-harm

Form – Mental health, behaviour and attendance: A strategy planning tool for staff discussion

Form – Staff survey into mental health concerns

Form – How well your school supports mental health

Form – Action planning tools

Form – Learning environment: SWOT audit tool

Checklist – Resilience questionnaire for staff

Worked example – Organisational action plan for resilience

Form – School business manager delegation matrix

Form – Clarifying the context of your school

Checklist – Capital spending proposals

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