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Business Management Services

The business management function within schools is continually evolving, from driving financial efficiency, process improvement and procurement, through to leading and developing of staffing teams and working with other school leaders to support with Ofsted inspections. With an increase in schools converting to academy status or becoming multi academy trusts, the role of the school business manager (SBM) is more integral than ever to the leadership team.

Herts for Learning believes that it is important to ensure that all schools, whether maintained or academies, have access to high quality business management services, and that business manager professionals are fully supported and able to operate effectively in the best interests of their schools.

Business Management Services, now in its third year, provides a range of packages to support schools and develop and complement the work of Business Management colleagues.  Our SBM consultants have extensive experience working within all school contexts and are knowledgeable about the educational landscape at both a local and national level.   All are qualified SBMs (school business managers), who not only have extensive business experience, but also hold the Level 4, 5 or 6 SBM qualification.  Many have achieved other professional qualifications such as Masters, MBAs and Advanced Diplomas.

If you are interested in our training courses, please visit the business management section on HfL online booking system.

Further information about our services please contact Liz Leeman, Business Management Services Operational Lead on 01438 845529 or email

What they are saying
"Because of the business acumen brought to the leadership team by our SBM, I am confident that our finances are well deployed, and value for money from our staff, resources and premises are regularly challenged." Herts Headteacher
"I have huge praise for the SBM team, who have been extremely positive and helpful during my first term as headteacher. I would recommend this service to anyone who is looking for help or advice regarding all aspects of school business management. With their support, we have now recruited our own school business manager and Herts for Learning is still offering support as our new recruit settles in." Herts Headteacher
"The SBM consultancy service has been an extremely positive way forward for my school. My SBM consultant has identified areas where we can save money, improve practice and ensure that we are getting the best value for money from the services we use." Herts Headteacher

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Business Management Services
Phone: 01438 845529

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