School business managers met at Bridgnorth Endowed this week, to discuss areas they could work collaboratively to make further efficiencies for their schools.
The Shires Education Business Association (SEBA), which is led by our Director of Business and Finance, Sue Underhill, is made up of a mix of academy and maintained secondary and primary schools from across Shropshire and Staffordshire.
The group meets three times a year and members also have access to ongoing peer-to-peer support through an online forum. This gives those employed in school business management or senior administration roles the opportunity to share good practice and expertise.
Mrs Underhill comments: “SEBA is a superb organisation that provides a platform for school leaders to work together to find effective solutions in an increasingly demanding sector.”
“During Wednesday’s meeting, we discussed shared procurement and professional development, as well as receiving training and resources to enable us to carry out Integrated Curriculum Financial Planning.”
“This essential tool, from Entrust Education Finance, will help our schools to improve financial efficiency within their settings, something that is currently a major focus of the Department for Education.”