Interim support & SBM support services

Are you looking for an interim school business management professional?

Then this area of the website provides information about consultants and business services that are both able to provide interim and long-term school business management support services.



Conexus work with a variety of education leaders from small maintained schools through to large Multi Academy Trusts. Our expertise in resolving senior leadership appointments has now expanded into the finance sector, with the demand for experienced finance directors and proven school business managers increasing day by day. Our distinct advantage is our sole focus on the education sector. For the past 11 years our team has been working with CEOs, Headteachers and Business Managers to resolve immediate resourcing needs for both short-term and permanent vacancies.
Our interim finance specialists have worked in numerous school settings and have the flexibility and experience to hit the ground running, no matter what the situation. Their backgrounds in schools will include:

  • Academy conversion
  • Financial control and internal accounting
  • Change and operational management
  • Process improvement and financial rigour
  • Detailed recovery plans for schools in financial difficulty
  • Restructuring and support to deliver improved services
  • Risk management and mitigation

For more information on how Conexus can support you, please contact Mike Reynolds on 01761 471188 or email  

Tel: 0845 5570400





Coss Consulting - working to identify problems, finding solutions and mapping timely steps to achieve those goals by engaging empowered stakeholders to deliver outstanding results.

Coss Consulting Ltd is your go-to source for hands on practical help and advice for all things consulting. Including:

  •  Project Management Support
  •  Academy Conversion Support
  •  Procurement support
  •  Strategic Business Management Review
  •  School Business Manager Coaching
  •  MAT match making
  •  Academy Conversion Due Diligence Support
  •  Bid Writing
  •  Performance Management for non-teaching staff
  •  Restructuring of Support Services – advice and Guidance
  •  Investigation support
  •  Governance Clerk Coaching
  •  Governing Body procedural audit
  •  OFSTED School Website checking service
  •  Policy audit
  •  Event Management

Our strongest skill is in working with clients to identify what their problems are, establish with them a solution and then planning out the steps that are required to get to the solution.  Making sure that the stakeholders are engaged and empowered to take the journey with us to get to the solution.  Pivotal to this success is the innate ability to engage with people and translate the desired outcome into language and actions that the stakeholders understand and take on as their own

Get in touch today and find out how we can add value to your School, Academy or Multi Academy Trust. 

Contact:  Nicky Coss


Call: 07824 628757 





The aim of SBM Services Ltd is to support schools and academies in the delivery of a first class education by ensuring a high quality infrastructure of support services underpins it, allowing school leaders to focus on their core business of teaching and learning and saving schools time and money. The key theme for the business is that 'we are an investment to save'.

We provide high quality, professional and affordable business services which include Financial Management, Internal Audits, Academy Conversion, Project Management, Personnel Administration and Facilities.  All our services are managed and delivered by a team that has a wealth of experience and an excellent reputation within the education arena.

SBM Services Ltd has grown quickly and as of October 2014 has a client database of over 165 organisations to whom services have been provided.  We have clients in Essex, Kent, Sussex, Norfolk and Bedfordshire but are able to work with schools nationwide.

Web:  Tel: 01206 671103  Email:




School Biz specialises in the delivery of bespoke comprehensive business support solutions to schools across the East of England. Our organisation has access to a rich network of professionals who can help with all business related aspects for your education establishment keeping your operating costs to a minimum.

In an environment where resources are finite we know the importance of saving money, completing tasks efficiently and developing your people resource.

We provide an initial free consultation so if you are a Head teacher, Governor, Local Authority, Business Manager or Business we have the experience and understanding to assist you in reaching your ambitions.

Contact us for a free no obligation discussion. David Allen, Director.


Email: Web:


VJC Business Ltd

Vanessa Cook is an experienced practitioner, with over 23 years’ experience in both primary and secondary schools in Lincolnshire, offering business management support.  She has a wealth of knowledge across all elements of school business management with a proven track record in strategic planning and bringing together multi-skilled teams to deliver efficiencies and effectiveness.

“I offer a flexible service with a view to helping head teachers and support staff in any way possible on a one-off basis or with more regular input – whatever is required.” 

For further information, please visit or contact me at or on 07551 345384.


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