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Nickii Messer

Webinar: ‘But it’s quicker to do it myself!’ The humble art of delegation

Are you feeling overworked? Reluctant to invest time training your team to do your tasks? Many of us avoid delegation but it’s essential for success.

In the second of our new SBM training series we explore the art of delegation. SBM consultant Nickii Messer will show you, step-by-step, how to delegate effectively for organisational and personal success.

By mastering the art of delegation, you will increase your own productivity as well as enabling sustainability and succession planning for you and everyone else in the business management team.

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Elizabeth Holmes

Has teacher workload reached critical mass?

It is a surprise to no-one that indomitable teacher workloads are contributing to the current recruitment and retention crisis. What action must be taken, both on a national and individual level? For almost twenty years I have been writing about the demands of teacher workload and the devastating...
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Alex Masters

Are you feeling underappreciated? This needs to stop!

Many SBMs have positive relations with their heads. However, others continue to suffer misunderstanding and disrespect. ‘I love my head!’ one SBM told me. ‘He’s at the forefront of education but still cares about every child and every member of staff. A rare breed.’ ‘Mine is amazing!’ another...
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Alex Cuetos

No talking at the back! Open classes and parental engagement

Calls for positive engagement can often fall on deaf ears, but teachers must endeavour to create a positive relationship with parents if they hope to improve pupil outcomes. I teach English at an experimental kindergarten in Foshan, China. I prepare my pupils not only for primary school, but also...
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Matthew Clement...

Webinar: From firefighter to trailblazer – strategic planning for school business leaders

Are you ready to take a strategic role in planning for the future sustainability of your school, academy or trust? Matthew Clements-Wheeler offers practical insights into the changing role of the SBM.

School business management professionals are evolving from being the fixers in the back office to strategic business leads, helping to ensure a secure future for their schools and organisations.

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Abi Clay

Prevent: a year in review

As we reach the end of the first year since the introduction of the Prevent duty, it is time to review the lessons learned and consider the changing landscape of expectations. For me and many colleagues across the country, inclusion of Prevent as part of the counter-extremism strategy and...
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Gareth D Morewood

Navigating the difficult transition to adulthood

Luke Jackson's Sex, Drugs and Asperger’s Syndrome (ASD): A User Guide to Adulthood is an invaluable first-hand account of navigating the difficult transition to adulthood. This review was first published in the Good Autism Practice Journal in the October 2016 edition (Vol 17, issue 2) One of the...
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Liz Worthen

Leadership shorts: holding honest conversations as an executive headteacher

Letting go of the 'super exec head' armour can seem like a path to crisis. In this podcast, we consider how executive heads can empower others while maintaining ultimate accountability. In this conversation with Viv Grant, executive coach and director of Integrity Coaching, we explore the...
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Richard Aird

Insight into the Rochford Review: recommendations and methodologies

A considered review of different assessment methods, along with a recognition of the importance of accountability and equal opportunity, shaped the Review's final report. This is the second blog in a three-part series written by Richard on the Rochford Review and what it means for schools. Read the...
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Chris Fenton

We’re not going on a summer holiday

Working abroad conjures up images of sun, sea and sand but is it always what it seems? Headteacher Chris Fenton describes his experience of working abroad. Living and working abroad isn’t a holiday, though when you look at some international education recruitment sites it’s difficult to make that...
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