Welcome to the Somerset School Business Leaders’ Group and to our new online forum.  

Historically within North Somerset, Bursars, Administrators and Business Managers have networked for over ten years via the BABM Network.  Over time this has evolved into Somerset School Business Leaders, a regional group of the Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL). 

We are and hope to remain to be a valuable method of professional networking in our ever changing and expanding roles. We have found this network to be the most effective and efficient means of communicating/cascading information to a large audience regarding Finance, HR, Audit, Premises, H&S etc. We provide a positive message of support to staff who often work in relative professional isolation and provide an essential exchange of information with colleagues giving confidence in their own abilities which are confirmed as positive outcomes for schools and academies.  We are an inclusive network and cater for all roles whose responsibilities include all or any of the above, regardless of job description or title. 

Wherever possible we seek to provide additional support to our members and so are really please to work in partnership with FundEd to provide a subscription grant and income generation service as part of our membership package. We hope to find more collaborative opportunities - if you see one, please let us know!

We are expanding within the south west area to share good practice and CPD opportunities. In the past we have run meetings three times per year, including an annual, all-day Conference.  We hope the desire for these important events remains, but we will act in accordance with our members requirements.

Helen Burge
Chair of SSBL



Membership of SSBL is only £35 per year, including access to the online community, an opportunity to share ideas and ask questions; an annual conference (30th January 2019) and two half day network meetings (normally Term 5 and Term 2), PLUS a subscription to FundEd http://funded.org.uk/ 

To sign up and become a member of Somerset School Business Leaders please use our online application form:-

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