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

CIF Bidding Services

I'm looking into services to support a CIF bid. I'm seeking an end-to-end service covering survey, design and bid support and project oversight. I've been recommended Synergy ...

GDPR query

We are a non-maintained special school for children with autism aged 5 to 19 years.  One of our pupils, who is 18 years old, does not wish his parent to receive any of his information - s...

Utility purchasing

Has anyone looked at using the CCS Energy for Schools framework?  We are currently with Zenergi but I want to look around at alternative options.  I know that CCS are also launching a Gov...

ISBL Fellows Forum

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

Executive Business managers

I work in Islington and the schools are all mainly state schools still (not academies).  We  are being encouraged to form Federations and with this comes the new role of Executi...

Conference Speakers - Practitioners

Hi all I am a real advocate of practitioner-led CPD.  I am looking for fellows that are based in the London or Home Counties that would be willing to deliver a keynote presentation o...

Govt seeking feedback on beta version of Benchmarking Website

Email received from Ian seeks feedback on the beta version of the new benchmarking website. Please note his request at the bottom of the email that the beta version remains private and is not discu...

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. 

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...