The School Business Manager Certificate

Covering the key disciplines of business management in schools, the certificate will provide best practice guidance for running an efficient and effective function, as well as explore what makes a strong and successful leader.

The School Business Manager Certificate

Covering the key disciplines of business management in schools, the certificate will provide best practice guidance for running an efficient and effective function, as well as explore what makes a strong and successful leader.
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Online
Duration
12 months
Certificate
Yes
Advancement level

Bringing you our SBM Online Certificate

Supporting effective business leadership and management – be the best you can be!

Covering the key disciplines of business management in schools, the certificate will provide best practice guidance for running an efficient and effective function, as well as explore what makes a strong and successful leader.

The certificate will also look at how SBMs can develop their role within their school, drive innovation, and motivate their team.

It will support SBMs with excellent financial and resource management, strategic decision-making, and income generation – essential, particularly in today’s challenging climate.

The course is fully online and designed for flexible independent learning, so you can fit it around your busy schedule, and with a year’s access you can complete at your own pace.

Certificate
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This certificate will cover:
Developing your role and influence, and being an effective and inspirational leader
Driving team productivity and engagement
Human resources in schools – the essentials
Getting your finance and resource management right and meeting your school’s needs
Your role in supporting positive mental health and wellbeing across the whole school community
Clear and effective marketing and communication strategies, and maximising income generation
Best practice procurement for economy and maximum impact
Ofsted and your role in the inspections process – expert guidance and top tips

The Modules

Module 1:
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Developing the role of the business manager
Making your voice heard in strategy and school planning
Accountability and effective decision-making
Innovation and entrepreneurialism
Leading and supporting change management
Building resilience in your role
Module 2:
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Leadership and promoting team effectiveness
Being an effective leader: key skills and behaviours
Continuous performance management
Building team effectiveness and promoting engagement
The art of delegation
Staff development and CPD priorities
Module 3:
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The impact of representation in education
Key employment law procedures
Navigating common HR issues
Workforce Planning
Recruitment and induction
Health and safety
Module 4:
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Managing financial performance and maximising efficiency
Budget setting and monitoring
Best practice financial and resource management
Top tips for operational efficiency Investing in school improvement Handling audits
Investing in school improvement
Handling audits
Module 5:
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Procurement
Key regulatory frameworks and legislation
Best practice procurement strategy
Value for money and maximum impact
Tender management
Benchmarking
Module 6:
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Marketing and communication
Determining your aims and goals
Marketing channels and getting your messaging right
Developing your pupil recruitment strategy
Best practice stakeholder engagement
Exploring revenue channels and maximising income generation
Module 7:
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Supporting positive mental health and wellbeing across the school community
Unlocking support mechanisms in your school
The importance of an open culture and feedback
Promoting mental health awareness and knowledge
Best practice strategies and initiatives
Looking after your own mental health and leading by example
Module 8:
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Ofsted and school improvement: the role of the SBM
Compliance and meeting statutory obligations
Preparing for inspection
Avoiding common inspection pitfalls
On the day and post-inspection
Using the inspection process to drive school improvement

Course content

Learning modules

Online learning modules
Online learning modules
Video

Training videos
Training videos
Tests

Self-assessment tests
Self-assessment tests
Certificate

Certificate of Completion
Certificate of Completion

Trainers

Nickii Messer
All The Geese
A well known national and international conference speaker, author, and contributor to many educational publications, Nickii is keen to help school leaders at all levels develop the skills and confidence to embrace the complex challenges facing schools today. With many years experience as a school business manager/director across three school phases, including seven years on the SLT of a leading edge secondary school, Nickii was instrumental in working with the National College to launch the SBM role and associated training programmes. In 2009, Nickii formed her company, All The Geese, to specialise in training, developing and promoting school business management and leadership. You can follow Nickii on Twitter @NickiiMesser and LinkedIn, and for more information visit www.nickiimesser.com
Andrew Blench
Education Consultant and Leadership and Management Coach
Andrew Blench is the former School Business Manager for Dinnington High School in Rotherham. He has been an SBM since 2003 and in 2016 set up his consultancy company – School Business Partner. Andrew is currently a School Resource Management Advisor (SRMA) for the DfE, a Facilitator/Assessor/Coach for the L4 SBM Diploma with SBM Partnership and a Leadership and Management Coach. He has extensive experience in advising academies and LA Maintained Schools in the area of effective resource management, leadership and management and governance.
Steve Burnage
Expert practitioner, consultant, and trainer
Having spent over 25 years teaching and leading high schools across the UK, Steve is a sought after as an expert practitioner, consultant, and trainer. He specialises in developing effective school leadership; and the key areas of outstanding learning and teaching including inclusive learning, positive behaviour management, marking, feedback and assessment, performance management, staff development, coaching and mentoring and the performing arts. Steve writes, delivers and hosts training and consultancy in schools, colleges, academies and conference venues throughout the UK, Europe, The Indian Subcontinent, Central and southern Asia and the Middle East as well as supporting organisations in planning, producing and delivering on-line and blended learning education courses. Steve is a principal examiner and lead trainer for Cambridge International Examinations, The International Baccalaureate, and the British Council. In addition, Steve is the lead trainer for Cambridge online professional development across the world. Steve writes a regular column for several UK education publications and is currently writing a teacher development training manual for an international publisher.

The School Business Manager Certificate

The School Business Manager Certificate
Equipping you with essential knowledge to build on your role
Flexible learning
Access to tools to help you make your job easier

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