2 weeks to go! Champion School Governance on #SchoolGovDay
  February 08 2022
SBS is proud to support National School Governors’ Awareness Day, which is taking place on 22nd February 2022.
Governance and Financial Healthchecks
  November 04 2016
Academy Accounting Officers will have received a letter from the CEO of the Education Funding Agency, Peter Lauener, reminding them of the principles that those holding public office should adhere to...
21 Questions To Ask . .
  August 05 2016
Last year the All Party Parliamentary Group on Education, Governance and Leadership published two lists of questions to challenge governance in schools and academies. One was to help challenge school...
Schools Out
  July 18 2016
The last blog of the 2015/2016 Academic Year. I write this as a new Education secretary, Justine Greening, is appointed. No doubt over the summer we will see whether this changes the direction of gov...
Safer Recruitment
  July 11 2016
Safer Recruitment Training for Schools SBS provides expert guidance to ensure you are confident and compliant in your recruitment Paragraph 43 of the DfE statutory safeguarding guidance, Keeping Chi...
Kaizen!
  May 16 2016
Every school, academy and college wants to get better. This week we look at research that might help you. Research, Collaborate, Streamline – revisited. In an earlier blog we discussed what steps ...
Conferences, Shows & Reviews - What was said.
  December 07 2015
Over the last few weeks there has been the NASBM Annual Conference, the Academies Show and the Spending Review. Here is our quick catch up on some of the talking points from these. Real term cuts fo...
Remember, remember. . .
  November 02 2015
Get ready for the school workforce census on 5th November. Also reminders about the PE Grant, Condition Improvement Fund and other items from the EFA planner. If you need any support please call 03...
Sizzling Summer Reads
  August 03 2015
Whether you are sat on a sunny Spanish beach or camped in a cool Clacton cove, we look at some of the 'best sellers' for finance staff this August Academies Financial Handbook The latest edition come...
Flaming June
  June 12 2015
After what was undoubtedly a chilly May, let’s hope for a fine June. There are all those sports days, picnics, and summer fetes that need to take place on time or chaos will ensue. Now that we know ...