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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

Premises Management

Good afternoon. I am a new SBM and I have premises management under my remit. Are there any recommendations for online training or face to face training regarding topics such as the monthly checks ...


Boiler Rooms

I'm looking for an idea of how much people have paid to have pipes in their boiler rooms lagged. I have had three quotes from £15k to 7k and also been told the site team could do it with ...


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...


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...