Forum

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

Claiming Gift Aid - Voluntary Aided Schools

Has anyone any experience claiming gift aid directly as the Governing Body of a VA school? My contact at the Diocese has informed me that the Governors are in fact an exempt charity and I woul...


Cashless Schools

Anyone gone completely cashless?  Not just for Trips and Meals but no cash taken at the school for anything.  What do you do for "Children in Need" or "Red N...


Credits for csbm and dsbm

Having completed csbm a few years ago and was awarded level 4 plus iam dual award, then dsbm level 5 seven years ago which I was told was the equivalent of second year degree I am now part way thro...


ISBL Fellows Forum

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

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. 

Funding

Hi all I am new to NASBM and to the role of School Business Manager. I am finding very early on the funding issues relating to Special Schools and the students needs and the funding ...


NASBM Conference

Hi, I am off to the conference again this year, hoping that there will be information for special schools as well this time!  I have been to so many conferences and ended up asking the questio...


Bottled -v- Mains Fed Water Coolers

I am looking into just one cold water dispenser for the school staff and wonder if there is an opinion as to the value of either bottled or mains fed, and any company recommendations?  Regards...