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February 2024 – School Business Leader Wellbeing Index 2024 – OUT NOW!

In line with our continued dedication to the education sector, Education Mutual is thrilled to unveil the release of the annual report for 2024 – School Business Leader Wellbeing Index 2024.

The second edition of our annual mental health and wellbeing research delves deeper into the mental health and wellbeing of School Business Leaders, offering a reflective analysis of the previous year’s results. Throughout this ongoing research, we employ the generic term ‘SBLs’ to acknowledge the various job titles associated with individuals fulfilling senior management roles. The collective contributions of School Business Leaders, School Business Managers, Human Resources, and administrative staff are crucial in ensuring the efficient operation of state-funded primary, secondary, and special schools in England and Wales.

You can download, print, and share the report here

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January 2024 – New Partnership – National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT)

NAHT announce new partnership with Education Mutual as their staff absence protection provider

“As part of our commitment to providing the best service to our members, we continually review our partnerships to ensure we’re delivering the highest standards possible. After careful consideration and evaluation, we are excited to announce the new provider of NAHT Wellness and Protect is Education Mutual.

As a member-owned DFE-recommended provider, Education Mutual is run solely for the benefit of its members rather than shareholders. The board of Education Mutual consists of education leaders and, like our members, wants the best for their budget. Unlike commercial insurers, Education Mutual has low running costs and re-invests all surplus funds into schools, not shareholders’ pockets. To date, Education Mutual has re-invested more than £1million back into the education sector.

All NAHT Wellness and Protect schools will benefit from a wide range of comprehensive health and well-being services run in conjunction with our staff absence protection to support our members’ school staff and help reduce and prevent absences.” Mark Cornell – Assistant General Secretary – Membership & Operations, NAHT

 “As the UK’s largest member-owned provider of staff absence protection, we are delighted to be working with NAHT to deliver their Wellness and Protect staff absence protection. As a not-for-profit organisation with an unwavering commitment to the education sector, we are excited to provide a tailored membership option to meet the needs of their members. With a shared dedication to the wellbeing of educators, this alliance reinforces our mission to create a positive and thriving work environment within the education sector.” – Nick Hurn – Chairman, Education Mutual

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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

For more information please visit: Exhibition – Staff Absence Protection (

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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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