Our social values

Our social values

At SBS, we are committed to making a positive social impact on the communities we are part of and that we work with.

As a business providing services to schools, we are proud that our work ultimately supports the outcomes of children. Our staff are passionate about providing support to our school customers which enables them to focus on the delivery of education, improving the lives of young people.

Communities

We build strong and meaningful relationships with our customers. Our staff regularly participate in events and activities that help promote the wellbeing of school staff and pupils to build a positive and happy environment.

Fundraising

Every year we nominate a chosen charity and participate in varied fundraising events throughout the year. Our staff get to know the values and mission of the chosen charity through our internal awareness raising. In the past we have supported Julia’s House, a Children’s Hospice and SHINE, a young adults cancer support charity.

In 2021 we are proud to be working with The Honeypot Children’s Charity, which provides support to young carers.

We raise funds in a variety of ways such as coffee mornings, cake sales, tombolas, auctions, etc. In the future, we are looking forward to providing assistance with some practical activities, such as gardening and DIY.

Staff wellbeing

The physical and mental wellbeing of our staff is our priority, and we support our colleagues in a variety of ways, including:

  • Mental Health First Aiders
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Buddying
  • Flexible working

We foster a supportive culture, reinforced through regular informal catch-ups, an open-door policy at all levels and a strong ethos of openness, positivity and honesty.

Care for the Environment

We have been proud to hold ISO 14001 for over 4 years. This ISO standard for Environmental Management, requires us to set, regularly review and achieve or exceed targets and objectives across many environmental aspects. Our ultimate business goal is to make decisions which are not detrimental to the environment and ultimately reduce our carbon footprint.

Investing in our team

At SBS we are passionate about investing in new and existing talent. We have a track record of recruiting and developing university graduates and international interns.

For the development of our team we have industry recognised qualifications and CPD for staff including industry recognised qualifications Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) and Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).

National School Business Leaders’ Day

We are pleased that this year our awareness day for School Business Leaders has come to fruition. It has been especially significant to establish this event during a period of challenges and uncertainty for SBLs.

With an inaugural event on Friday June 11th 2021, National School Business Leaders’ Day has been created to celebrate the incredible contribution School Business Leaders (SBLs) make to their schools and the wider community. National School Business Leaders’ Day and the lead up to it, will focus on the vital role SBLs play and recognise the amazing way that they have championed and supported one other.

We explain more about our motivation to recognizing this key school role in this podcast

Find out more about the event here

School governors

Many of our team are voluntary co-opted governors or chairs of governors in local schools of all phases. This gives SBS staff an opportunity to contribute energy and expertise to the local community whilst learning about the latest priorities and challenges of parents, teachers and SLT.