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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…

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).

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