Making confident steps towards SBP apprenticeship assessment
March 19 2020
School business professional (SBP) apprenticeships are a cost-effective and rigorous way of upskilling your team, but choosing an endpoint assessment organisation (EPAO) can be tricky. School business leadership expert, Val Andrew, guides you through.
Plan now for leadership security
September 26 2019
A swathe of school business leadership professionals are set to retire in the next few years – so we need to start our leadership succession planning now, says Val Andrew
Smarter procurement: A case for cross-school understanding of the procurement process
July 10 2019
Although procurement most often falls squarely on the SBM’s shoulders, it actually involves a number of members of staff. EdExec and GLS Educational Supplies consider the benefits of CPD for those responsible for school procurement and the wider school community.
Steer your career through times of change
April 25 2019
School business professionals need to embrace professional development if they are to meet the challenge of a dramatically transformed school landscape, explains Val Andrew.
Best Practice Network and ISBL join forces on apprenticeship assessments
April 01 2019
Best Practice Network (BPN) has joined forces with the Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL) to provide end-point assessment services for the School Business Professional Level 4 Apprenticeship from September 2019.
Methodical planning to avoid budget misery
March 06 2019
It’s getting harder for school business leaders to balance the books, but they can anticipate budget challenges with some careful and methodical planning, says Hayley Dunn