We provide a wealth of advisory services and information for school business managers and senior leaders. Our services are designed to support you whether you are an aspiring business manager, a newly appointed business manager, or an experienced business management professional.

    Leadership and management support

    SBM meetingWe provide access to a comprehensive leadership and management programme of support combining training, consultancy and networking for:

    • newly appointed School Business Managers
    • aspiring Business Managers looking to develop into their first leadership role
    • experienced business management professionals as they develop in their career

    There are options for you and your team to continue to develop your careers by taking advantage of opportunities in school, networking and HfL and national training courses. See below:

    SBM leadership pathways (pdf/107kb)

    Advice on networking and keeping up to date for SBMs

    Business management toolkit

    This toolkit has been designed by experienced school business practitioners and contains downloadable templates, polices and guidance which can be used as a framework to review and streamline your business management processes.

    Business management toolkit

    Business support services

    Whether a school or an academy we can provide key business support services from school business management, GDPR compliance, financial systems and procedures support, to that crucial IT support and internet connectivity.

    Business services

    Business management reviews

    We can offer an external eye on the Business management team, processes and procedures so you can be sure to operate good practice and effective value for money. Find out more about these and other business management services we can help you with.

    Business management reviews

    HR, recruitment and induction

    Recruiting and selecting staff can be time consuming and costly – especially to provide a robust process to be successful in selecting the right candidate. Our dedicated team of recruitment experts are available to provide recruitment and selection solutions for your school.

    The Teach in Herts recruitment service (which includes the Teach in Herts website) can help you recruit the right people for your school.

    The Business management services team can support both recruitment of, and induction for newly appointed business managers benefiting schools by providing expertise and reassurance to support the recruitment of the right candidate and a bespoke induction to support your new recruit to quickly have a positive impact on the schools effectiveness.

    The HR services team can provide specialist advisory services on a range of HR issues such as change management, probation, disciplinary and capability issues, absence management and attendance.

    HR and recruitment

    Hertfordshire schools can access the HR portal which provides a wealth of materials including streamlined policies (consulted upon with recognised trade unions which means that schools and academies don’t have to) template letters, basic and specialist practice notes and a news bulletin feature where you will find regular education/employment news.

    Visit the HR portal

    Safeguarding

    safeguarding concernsSafeguarding is the most crucial aspect of the work of any school.

    Hertfordshire schools can access the Safeguarding Portal which is a ‘one stop shop’ providing schools with the most up to date guidance, policies and resources in relation to safeguarding. This information is intended to empower schools to develop their culture of safeguarding.

    This portal is available to all Hertfordshire schools irrespective of their designation.

    To access the Safeguarding portal you need to be logged in to your school account.

    Visit the Safeguarding portal

    Training and development

    We offer an extensive training programme to support school and academy staff at all stages of their careers. One day training courses and events take place at a range of venues and we also deliver in-school training which can involve all staff within a school, either for a full-day, half-day or twilight.

    Training and events