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New for March 2022

Published: Tuesday, 15 February 2022 15:18

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Articles

The cycle of SBM life

Working productively with governors: The role of the school business manager

Health and safety on residential trips

Guide to qualifications for school business managers

How to recruit and retain the best school staff

Managing conflicts of interest

Improving communications with parents

Premium Plus Articles

How to conduct your home visits: Some practical considerations

Understanding gender

Toolkits

Form – Time to reflect, review and predict

Template – School business manager’s termly report to governors

Worked example – Residential trip health and safety policy

Checklist – Health and safety on residential trips

Handout – Qualifications for SBMs

Checklist – Balancing studies and workload

Form – Personal development

Form – Exit questionnaire

Checklist – Conflict of interest policy

Questionnaire – Communications plan

Premium Plus Toolkits

Checklist – Home visits

Checklist – Inclusivity and gender identity

Q&As

Q. We are expecting an Ofsted inspection in the new year. The past two years’ disruption has delayed our development planning and our action plans following our last Ofsted visit. To what extent is Ofsted making allowances for this?

Q. Since first receiving the pupil premium we have carefully set money aside to support the pupils it was intended for. We have selected strategies to help them and evaluated the impact. Following school closures and the disruption to education of the past months, our teacher assessments suggest that our disadvantaged students are even further behind. What can we do next?

Q. Our home–school worker has recently raised concerns about conducting home visits. With more families experiencing stress, we are seeing a more volatile reception even when the visit is anticipated. What advice do you have?

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