John Viner gives a summary of the recent changes to the national funding formula and high needs funding.
Extra assistance, although sometimes expensive, is vital for children with SEN. Rosie Eachus looks at how SENCos and SBMs can work together to ensure constructive outcomes.
Andy Allen presents his personal case for a form of democratic participatory governance.
One of the most complex areas where conflict is prevalent between governors and their SBMs is financial reporting and monitoring. Nickii Messer looks at the issues.
The safety of pupils around water is an important consideration for schools. Martin Hodgson looks at the risks and how they can be controlled.
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Jenny Townsend gives some practical suggestions for ways you can improve parental engagement in your school.
As cuts bite, schools need to generate additional income. Tracey Clare explores sourcing and winning bids.
Click for a full listing of the latest articles:
School business manager: Supporting outstanding learning and teaching
Investing in teachers: Funding CPD
Finance update: High needs funding
Experience shared: Working with a mentor
HR and the successful school: A case study
Supporting the headteacher: An ‘outstanding’ school
First aid in schools: Equipment, facilities and information
Changes to funding for schools
Q: We know that teachers’ workload is a big issue in our school. What can we do to reduce it?
Q: We are a small school. What is going to happen after funding reform?
Q: We have a teacher who has asked if she can change from full-time to part-time. Are we required to agree to this?
Form – SBM learning and teaching template
Form – The school business manager’s role in learning and teaching
Worked example – Continuous professional development record
Form – Continuous professional development record
Form – Audit of CPD for teaching staff
Form – Planning: The four pillars of CPD for teaching staff
Checklist – SEND and business management
Handout – Area-level factors of the high needs funding formula
Form – The GROW coaching model
Form – Working collaboratively with your mentor
Checklist – Preparing for short-notice inspections
Checklist – Documentation for inspection
Checklist – Disabled access
Checklist – Ambition and improvements towards ‘outstanding’
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