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Welcome to the Discussion Forum.

This forum is for members to share information and knowledge with each other.  If you need information on a particular subject, are seeking advice on a problem you are currently experiencing, or want to share news with your colleagues this is the forum.

You will be networking with over 3,000 schools, from across the country, and will find this area beneficial to your own professional development.

ISBL Forum

Financial Manual

Hello Everyone, I am new to my post and starting very much from scratch.  Does anyone have either a template for a Financial Manual and what should be included in it, or would be wil...


Remote Working Policy

Do any colleagues have a Remote Working Policy they could share with me? I have some members of the administration team asking if they could work remotely? Whilst I am not opposed to this...


Card Payments

We're looking into the possibility of taking card payments in the school office and wondered if anyone else was doing the same.  I've had a quote from Payzone which seems very expensiv...


ISBL Fellows Forum

This area allows Fellows to discuss current topics and link up across the country to share ideas and good practice. 

Staff Training

Hope you can help, we use Edu care to provide training courses and I would like to see if anyone can share best practice on how often staff should repeat training, ie safeguarding, fire safety, pre...


MATs and Post 16 Funding/Support

Hi, We are a 6th Form in a MAT (i.e. just 16-19 in our institution) and are obviously finding the 6th form climate incredibly challenging at the moment.  We would be interested in kn...


Central MAT bank account

If any MAT has moved to a single central bank account please can I contact you for information and feedback? ...


Special Schools Group Forum

Welcome to the Special Schools Forum. 

This area is here to raise questions, flag advice and interact on a national level where we can exchange resources and good practice. 

POST 16 FSM funding

Hi   the DFE guidance on this indicates that schools can claim up to £2.41/day/eligible pupil for this. However I cannot see maintained special schools 6th forms as o...


Employing Therapists

If anyone is directly employing therapists in their school, would they be willing to share any knowledge regarding this?  Due to our local authority not being able to provide sufficient therap...