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Why School Business Managers Need Support

A School Business Manager is a senior member of the non-teaching staff. Their job is to enhance the effectiveness of the school’s support and teaching staff through professional leadership and management. School business management can be integral to getting the most out of school resources in order to effectively supporting both teachers’ and pupils’ learning.

By Molly Jones on 08 Mar 2022

Why do School Business Managers need support?

A School Business Manager is a senior member of the non-teaching staff. Their job is to enhance the effectiveness of the school’s support and teaching staff through professional leadership and management. School business management can be integral to getting the most out of school resources in order to effectively supporting both teachers’ and pupils’ learning. This crucial role allows headteachers and other members of leadership teams to focus on their roles as educators.

Why do you need a School Business Manager?

A School Business Manager gets the best value for their school. From negotiating for the best external contracts, to ensuring internal resources are used as effectively as possible, having a School Business Manager would guarantee all your schools’ needs are met with as high a level of financial efficiency as possible.

What challenges do School Business Managers commonly face?

The role of School Business Manager can be incredibly difficult, especially with the effect that pandemic has had on the education sector. What are the biggest challenges facing School Business Managers today?

1. Workload pressure As workloads increase so do the pressures and stresses associated with the job. Like all who work in the education sector, School Business Managers deal with high demands and time pressures. Striving to maintain productivity under this strain can risk burnout and poor wellbeing.

2. A lack of support Others often rely on School Business Managers for support, but there can be a lack of options when School Business Managers are in need of help and guidance themselves. Due to the constantly changing environment of education, with added uncertainty around government guidelines and legislation, School Business Managers can be deprived of adequate information and support in regards to their role and responsibilities.

3. Budgetary demands A key part of a School Business Managers’ role is to ensure financial efficiency. Educational institutes not only require funding for education, but all aspects of the school environment. In the wake of the pandemic, many schools have found that their funds have been depleted due to the costs of Covid. With more financial strains predicted for schools in the future, School Business Managers may struggle as they strive to find solutions.

How can One Education Support School Business Managers?

As School Business Managers work to support all business areas of the school environment, specialist support can help them to overcome the many challenges they face.

Our school business management services are designed to support the business operations of your school or a multi-academy trust whilst being tailored to suit your specific needs and budget. Our wide range of school business management services are delivered by our team of specialists who are highly skilled professionals within their area of expertise and the education sector. We can provide you with support in a range of areas, including school finances, academisation and governor support to help relieve the pressures that your School Business Managers may face, allowing them to continue with the more important aspects of their role without any added stress.

At One Education we offer a specialist service that works hard to ensure every child receives the quality education they deserve. Contact us today to find out more about how we can support your school and pupils. Or have a look at our wide range of resources to support you in your role.


For more information about our School Business Management services please contact the One Education team on 01612760160 or visit our School Business Management page.

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