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Videos – School Business Management insight from our team

‘Money, Vision, People (MVP)’ – Virtual MAT Expo Digipitch by Mark Tadman (SBS)

Money – assessing your financial position and the resources available for the future
Vision – defining the structure and direction of your trust
People – understanding the capacity and capabilities of your staff

The SBS Managed Services are proven solutions to enable MATs to plan ahead.
Have a question about MVP strategy? →

Business leader Q&A: An interview with Director of School Business Services, Mark Tadman, on supporting schools to save money

Some of the questions we discuss include:

  • Do you think that commercial school service teams are going to have to expand on the types of solutions supported?
  • With the change in the MIS and tracker market, how does this affect your vision and strategy?
  • Who do you think will be the winners in the MIS space?
  • Do you feel the Capita SIMS FM agreement with Local Authorities will stay in place even if someone does buy SIMS?

Have a question about SBS MIS Support? →

Finnemore Consulting Mark Tadman interview

‘Operational Excellence Across Your MAT’ – Mark Tadman session at ISBL Virtual National Conference

As a MAT in 2020 preparing for the future you may be reflecting on the following:

  • Is our trust in a position to grow?
  • Are staff spending too much time on tasks that are not essential to operational and educational success?
  • Have we got a strategy for business continuity?

Have a question about SBS MAT Operations Advice? →


With a little help from my peers – EdExec

Val Andrew and Leyla Tovey of School Business Services explore the benefits of professional support networks and suggest a three-step strategy to support wellbeing. Read article >

Education Executive

Make budgeting software work for you – EdExec

Lynne Higginbottom, bursar at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School and SBS Budgets user, explains how to ensure you’re making the right choice when it comes to budgeting software. Read article >

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