The Age of the School Business Manager (SBM) report, commissioned by Every, suggests the role of the SBM, which has seen dramatic growth over the past 15 years, is still in its infancy in state supported schools. It predicts that SBMs will become more critical to schools as pressure is put on their budgets. Over 90% of respondents identified a reduction in school budget as their biggest challenge.

Supported by NASBM, the report highlights how the role has become more pressured in hte past five years. Nine out of ten (95%) respondents report they’d taken on more responsibility. Over three quarters also report that the role had become more complicated and they need to deal with more paperwork, contracts and incidents.

Coping with this pressure was a key reason for SBMs to use technology and almost nine out of ten (89%) reported that management software programmes were very important in making their role possible. 

Read the full research report below…