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Mental Health and Wellbeing of School Business Leaders 2024 Survey

We are excited to announce that the survey for the ‘Mental Health and Wellbeing of School Business Leaders’ 2024 edition is now live and eagerly awaiting your valuable input! We extend a warm invitation to all School Business Managers to actively participate and share their thoughts and feelings concerning their mental health, job roles, and experiences within school settings.

The survey will remain open until Midnight on Friday, 29th September 2023. As a gesture of our appreciation for your time and commitment, all participants who complete the survey will automatically enter an exciting prize draw. Don’t miss this chance to have your voice heard and play a vital role in shaping a brighter and healthier future for school business leaders.

Together, we can make a positive impact on the mental health and well-being of school business leaders across both England and Wales.

Click this link to take the first step in making your voice heard. Together, let’s build a supportive and resilient environment for all school leaders!


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Education Mutual’s ‘Ed-Fest’ Conference 2023

Get ready for an exhilarating educational extravaganza like no other!

Join us at Ed-Fest, the ultimate conference hosted by Education Mutual that will elevate your expertise and rejuvenate your professional journey.

Mark your calendars for Thursday 16th November 2023 and make your way to the Radisson Blu Hotel in Durham for a day that promises a one-of-a-kind gathering where educators, innovators, and leaders can come together to celebrate the power of education.

Whether you’re a school business manager, head teacher, or hold another pivotal role, this event is tailored to provide you with invaluable insights, inspiration, and resources to excel in your profession. Prepare to be inspired as our esteemed keynote speakers share their expertise and vision, shedding light on the latest trends, innovations, and strategies within the education sector. Navigate through a bustling showcase of exhibitors, each offering cutting-edge solutions and resources designed to streamline your operations, enhance efficiency, and amplify your impact.

Connect with like-minded individuals, share best practices, and foster innovative strategies to tackle the professionals’ challenges. Together, let’s champion a prioritization of our mental health, fuel innovation, and inspire a lifelong love of learning. Don’t miss out on the educational event of the year.

Grab your free ticket here: Education Mutual ‘Ed-Fest’ Conference 2023 Tickets, Thu 16 Nov 2023 at 08:00 | Eventbrite

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SBM Wellbeing Index

School Business Leaders play an essential – but often unnoticed – role in the smooth running of schools. It benefits everyone to ensure they are mentally and emotionally healthy enough to take on this demanding, but important, role.

We have undertaken research with SBLs across England and Wales, in partnership with Education Support, to understand what aspects of their jobs affect their mental health and well-being, and how they can be supported in schools.

The findings of the research will be shared via a webinar launch on the 14th of March at 2 pm, with Louise Levy, Director of Education Mutual, and Sinead McBrearty, CEO of Education Support, sharing their insights into supporting the SBL community as a result of the findings. Sign up for the webinar here.

Please share information about the webinar launch via your own channels and networks to further support your School Business Managers.

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Ofsted inspections & wellbeing A guide for School Business Managers

We are excited to launch our new well-being resource to help school business managers stay mentally healthy.

Our third guide, in partnership with Education Support, follows the topic of Ofsted. Inside, you will find practical information on how Ofsted inspectors consider the wellbeing and workload of staff, what questions they ask when making their decisions to assess staff wellbeing and what schools need to show they are doing to look after the wellbeing of staff at all levels.

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We’re Winners!

We’ve got some exciting news to share – we’ve won a Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award for our excellent member experience in 2022!

The Feefo Trusted Service Award is for those that go above and beyond to deliver exceptional service, year-round. It shows that we’re delivering time and again for our members and putting their support at the heart of what we do.

Ed-Fest 2023