Course Cost:

Non Members: £195.00 (excluding VAT)

Members: £175.50 (excluding VAT)

Course Length: 1 Day

Venue address:
PBM Inspection Services, Heath House Training and Conference Centre, Cheadle Road, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 7BY

Course Date

20 March 2018

Course Time
 

09:30 to 15:30

Limited
Availability:
20 March 2018    

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Giving headteachers time to lead: Maximising the partnership with your school business manager (SBM)

The course will look at the role of the Headteacher as leader in partnership with the school business manager. It will look at how the partnership can maximise time for more effective school leadership whilst improving cost efficiency; leaving the headteacher free to reinvest time in what really matters; the education of pupils.

The course will outline the benefits of a School Business Manager (SBM) within a primary school. An explanation will be given of what a School Business Manager does and the areas within which the School Business Manager can lead. Details of how the partnership saves time and money, and generates funds for your school will be discussed and illustrated. This is a crucial working partnership which should help to drive the modern primary school forward effectively.

Course Overview and In-School Training Information

The course will outline the benefits of a School Business Manager (SBM) within a primary school. An explanation will be given of what a School Business Manager does and the areas within which the School Business Manager can lead. Details of how the partnership saves time and money, and generates funds for your school will be discussed and illustrated. This is a crucial working partnership which should help to drive the modern primary school forward effectively.

The National College has run 35 demonstrational projects… “The projects have found that headteachers with access to school business managers report reduced workloads, with higher-level school business manager role having a potential to free up 33% of their time. There is also evidence that the new roles are allowing schools to release funds by maximising existing resources and engaging clusters of schools to work together strategically”. School Financial Management Issue 113 April 2010.

It has also been found that School business managers not only create improvements by freeing up the headteacher, but they are also having a positive impact on the learning environment for pupils.

“More than half of the 750 heads questioned by ICM for the college said their SBM has developed better quality premises (52 percent) over a quarter have seen improved teaching and learning resources (26 per cent) and over one in six have seen more, or better quality, extra curricular activities (15 per cent)”. Leadership news Page 4 LDR leadership development review March 2010.

In-School Training

This course is available as in-school training. If you would like to find out more about in-school training please go to the in-school training section   CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT IN SCHOOL TRAINING
  or call us on 01889 567 014

Course Objectives

Heads and Deputies will be able to go back to their own schools and consider their roles and responsibilities and how they can make effective changes so that they can focus on directing learning and not spreading themselves too thinly. The course will look at:

  • What is a School Business Manager.
  • What are the roles and responsibilities of the SBM.
  • The areas of the school business within which the School Business Manager can lead.
  • The benefits of the School Business Manager; (SBM) within primary schools.
  • How the partnership of the headteacher and the SBM can maximise time efficiency, save money and generate funds for the school. Illustrations will be given.
 

Detailed course outline and session time table

Session 1

  • Introductions and learning objectives.
  • Roles and responsibilities.
  • ‘But I don’t have anyone who can do that…!’
  • Review of current practice in your school.
  • Problem sharing.

Session 2

  • Revisit identified needs and issues.
  • What is a SBM?
  • What are the roles and responsibilities of a SBM.
  • Case Study – an expert in the field.

Session 3

  • Delegation or distribution?
  • Task: What are the benefits?
  • Feedback.
  • Case Study: Grove House.

Session 4

  • Affordability.
  • Future actions.
  • Questions.
  • Objective check.
  • Evaluation.
As part of our quality assurance policy, and to ensure courses are always up to date, we reserve the right to update, alter and improve courses without prior notice in order to encompass any emerging changes in legislation, framework, or government guidance.

Tutor information and course feedback

Feedback:

People leading the training are clearly doing this, rather than just talking about it
Fantastic ideas to see in place and can see it works
I have asked my SBM to book herself on this training- I wish we’d come together!
Thank you for making the training real- humorous and making me feel that I am not alone in some of the issues we face daily
The training was very well delivered …it was especially useful to see the role from SBM and HT positions
Real life good practice being shared
Very useful content and has given me a lot to think about [strongest features of the training] having a business manager putting across her role within her school as opposed to the HT” (School Business manager attending the course).
[strongest features of the training] “Personalised insight into the role of the SBM (specifics of the job and how they are undertaken)” (HT attending with prospective SBM).
Lots of information given which was easy to digest because of the very knowledgeable tutors, who embedded it in real life/school situations. Plus great examples of paper work.
More awareness of the SBM job role.
All excellent. I feel well prepared to approach governors re: restructuring and appointment of SBM.

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