Somerset School Business Leaders

Within North Somerset and Somerset, Operations Managers, Bursars, Finance Managers, Administrators, Business Managers, COOs, Directors and those aspiring to these roles are invited to join our Network.  This is a valuable professional network available to support our ever changing and expanding roles. We have found this to be the most effective and efficient means of communicating/cascading information to a large audience regarding Finance, HR, Audit, Estates, Marketing, Operations, H&S etc.

We provide a positive message of support to staff who often work in relative professional isolation in a variety of sized schools.  We provide an essential exchange of information with colleagues giving confidence in their own abilities which are confirmed as positive outcomes for schools and academies.  We are an inclusive network and cater for all roles whose responsibilities include all or any of the above, regardless of job description or title.

We are expanding within the south west area to share good practice and CPD opportunities. In the past we have run meetings three times per year, including an annual, all-day Conference and Trade Fair.  We have our own website (https://www.ssbl.org.uk/) which members can access for discussions, access to events and forums including the School Business Forum (a network of over 4000 members), FundED subscription and most excitingly our new Virtual Learning Bank.  This is a suite of short CPD webinars to support aspiring, new and experienced school business leaders with a wide variety of aspects linked to the ISBL professional standards. 



Contact: Helen Burge