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Role of the school business manager (SBM)

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Last updated on 22 July 2016
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What is the role of a school business manager (SBM)? We relay advice from NASBM, and refer to information from the National College and NASBM on the role of an SBM. You will also find information on a competency framework for the role and expert advice on what governors can expect from an SBM.

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Contents

  1. 1 Guidance on the role of an SBM
  2. 2 Competency framework for SBMs
  3. 3 What can governors expect from an SBM?

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