These blogs are written by the authors in their own words to share their thoughts, insights and experiences on topics and are reflective of their own setting.
They are written as thought leadership articles to help colleagues to consider and reflect upon their own approach and not as guidance.
We would welcome blogs from colleagues wishing to share their own good practice and thank those colleagues already acting as system leaders through their professional generosity in sharing their experience.

If you are interested in writing a blog, then please contact info@isbl.org.uk for more information.

Claire Wheeler

Claire Wheeler

Leading the Teams. A Resolution.

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Stephen Mitchell

Stephen Mitchell

World Mental Health Day - Top Tips for Positive Mental Wellbeing

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Matthew Deere

Matthew Deere

Systematising a Trust’s approach to risk management

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Stephen Morales

Stephen Morales

Further cementing the role of the SBP

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Jo Marchant

Jo Marchant

Managing ICT - finding your way to the promised land!

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Paul Edmond

Paul Edmond

A call to action -Cyber security

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Hilary Manton

Hilary Manton

The positives of lockdown - a friendly call each week

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Tracie Darke

Tracie Darke

A skill we all have as SBM - how to say no nicely.

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Carla Bradshaw

Carla Bradshaw

Becoming an SRMA

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Craig Smith

Craig Smith

Governance during COVID

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Anon

Anon

Be kind to yourself, Be kind to others

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Craig Stilwell

Craig Stilwell

Data protection needn’t be a bridge too far

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Claire Edwards

Claire Edwards

What is your ultimate career aspiration?

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VWV

VWV

Performance management - How to deal with concerns about underperformance

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Rowena Morris

Rowena Morris

APPRAISAL OR NOT?

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Emma Stitch

Emma Stitch

How important are School Business Managers?

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Jo Marchant

Jo Marchant

Reasons to be cheerful...1, 2, 3

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Paul Robertson

Paul Robertson

New year’s resolutions, 14 Professional development goals you'll be able to achieve

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Helen Burge

Helen Burge

View from my window

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Simon Oxenham

Simon Oxenham

New year, new union?

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Kurt Ringmo

Kurt Ringmo

Have You Been Naughty Or Nice?

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Sue Gawman

Sue Gawman

The nightmare of losing key admin staff!

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Hayley Dunn

Hayley Dunn

How to make yourself heard

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Tracie Darke

Tracie Darke

When Security Officers are Arrested in Saudi Arabia!

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Sally Allen

Sally Allen

Learning Curves, The Journey Continues

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Paul Edmond

Paul Edmond

A rich source of reflection

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Sandy Tomlinson

Sandy Tomlinson

Aye Aye Captain!

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Caroline Collins

Caroline Collins

Suddenly we are all health and safety experts, but do we communicate

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Abigail Evans

Abigail Evans

Give Yourself a Chance to Achieve - The Importance of Goals

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Sarah Chambers

Sarah Chambers

Internal Scrutiny for Academies. What’s new?

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Fiona Gill

Fiona Gill

Get connected

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Fiona Gill

Fiona Gill

Proving that anything is possible!

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Fiona Gill

Fiona Gill

Reflections on COVID

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Stephen Morales

Stephen Morales

Blog # 19 COVID - 19

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Lloyds Bank

Lloyds Bank

Business Email Compromise (BEC) fraud

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Sue Gawman

Sue Gawman

The Financial Fallout

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Adrienne Laing

Adrienne Laing

C stands for

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The Education Broker

The Education Broker

The effect of COVID-19 on Staff Absence Insurance.

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Wendy Farrier

Wendy Farrier

Remote delivery of an Internal Audit Programme

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Stephen Morales

Stephen Morales

Blog # 18 COVID-19

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Fiona Gill

Fiona Gill

It’s life, Jim, but not as we know it

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Jo Marchant

Jo Marchant

Lockdown

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Stephen Morales

Stephen Morales

Blog # 17 COVID-19

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Claire Edwards

Claire Edwards

Communication is key

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Lorraine Ashover

Lorraine Ashover

Keeping your procurement process on track

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Stephen Morales

Stephen Morales

Blog # 16 COVID-19

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Hayley Dunn

Hayley Dunn

Opening schools for more children and young people...

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Kat Miller

Kat Miller

Necessity-The Mother of Invention

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Stephen Morales

Stephen Morales

Professional generosity and kindness

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Christopher Dryer

Christopher Dryer

Schools and COVID-19 The story so far and the next phase

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Jane Kellas

Jane Kellas

Audit Tender Process Remotely

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Stephen Morales

Stephen Morales

Blog # 14 COVID-19

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Sarah Chambers

Sarah Chambers

Internal assurance during lockdown

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Matthew Deere

Matthew Deere

Keeping the Wheels of Recruitment Turning during the COVID-19 Crisis

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