Training

Our range of workshops can be found below. We also offer in-house training for all of these topics, as well as First Aid, Customer Service and Senior Level Management. 

Held at St. Joseph’s Catholic College in Swindon, unless stated otherwise. Free parking is available and refreshments are included. 

School Business Managers’ Forum

Tuesday 28th January from 11.00am – 1.30pm

  • A chance for Business Managers and Bursars to discuss topical issues affecting school business management
  • Helps to provide support by sharing best practice in schools
  • Academies Handbook, general compliance and H.R. updates
  • Working lunch included

Only £15.00 (+VAT) per delegate. Please click here to book, or find out more.

Please note this is not the SBM forum ran in collaboration with Clifton Diocese. 

H.R. Refresher Session

Tuesday 4th February from 9.30am – 12.00pm

  • Difficult Employee Relationships & Managing These
  • Managing Absence/Sickness Concerns
  • Managing/Escalating Disciplinary Matters
  • Performance Management and Capability Procedures

Only £15.00 (+VAT) per delegate. Please click here to book, or find out more.

Business Continuity Planning Workshop

Thursday 5th March from 9.30am – 12.00pm

  • The definition of a BCP and it's main objectives
  • Responsibility roles during a major incident or disaster
  • Looking at an example of a BCP holdall and it's contents
  • Recovering from a major incident or disaster and managing PR around this

Only £15.00 (+VAT) per delegate. Please click here to book, or find out more.

Ensuring Effective Performance

Thursday 26th March from 9.30am – 12.00pm

  • Coaching and mentoring methods
  • Ensuring a robust performance management system
  • Setting efficient targets for improvement
  • Addressing difficult conversations during performance management
  • Capability procedures and how to escalate these if necessary

Only £15.00 (+VAT) per delegate. Please click here to book, or find out more.

Finance Refresher for Maintained Schools

Thursday 7th May from 9.30am – 12.00pm

  • Looking at benchmarking for schools and best value for money
  • Responsibilities of School Governors in relation to the school's finances
  • Ensuring a well-informed and balanced annual budget
  • Maintaining financial integrity throughout your staffing model

Only £15.00 (+VAT) per delegate. Please click here to book, or find out more.

Finance Refresher for Academies

Thursday 5th November from 9.30am until 12.00pm

  • Updates from the Academies Financial Handbook
  • Government funding and restrictions, sources of income and how best to use these
  • Self-generated income and advice on using these funds
  • When to complete and what needs to be included in your returns
  • Rules surrounding procurement and related parties

Only £15.00 (+VAT) per delegate. Please click here to book, or find out more.