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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

Record Retention

We are unable to dispose of our old student records because of a direction from government via our LA; this is linked to the recent abuse scandals. Our archive room is full to bursting with mo...


H&S Qualifications

Hi, My SBM job description lists Health & Safety lead and Fire Officer amongst my responsibilites. What be the most appropriate training / qualifications to equip me for these roles? ...


External caretaking service

I'm looking to get quotes for external caretaking for a MAT if anyone can recommend any companies please ...


ISBL Fellows Forum

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

Processing Times

I am interested to see what processing times MATS allow for centralised functions. Does anyone have any they can share, for example:- Processing Purchase Orders Proces...


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...


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...