School Business Services (SBS)

School Business Services (SBS) is a leading global specialist in providing services and products to the education sector.

Across our core specialisms - Finance & Business Management, HR & Payroll, ICT and MIS/SIMS - we offer consultancy, service desk advice and support, project management, training and fully managed services to schools, academies and Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs).

SBS was founded to support School Leadership Teams (SLTs) with their increasing number of back-office responsibilities due to the decrease in local authority provision for schools. We recognise that SLTs play a pivotal role in minimising costs and maximising resources to deliver the best teaching and learning for students.

The company’s services have been formulated to provide a comprehensive support package for schools. Constantly moving forward, our areas of expertise continue to expand as we discover the new challenges facing modern schools and their leadership teams, including all stages of academy conversion project management.

Our loyal customer base continues to grow through ongoing referrals from passionate schools that believe in sharing their experiences to benefit others. We are delighted that we have developed a reputation for our professionalism, personalised approach and bespoke service offerings.

What motivates our team is the success of the schools we partner with. Our dedicated staff become fully integrated, allowing them to gain an understanding of the goals of each school and add exceptional value. We are proud that our services have allowed schools to successfully convert to academies, budget for SEN students’ diverse support requirements, engage students in new ICT technology and share many more success stories.

These achievements drive us to continue to deliver the highest standard of support to schools and provide the freedom to teach.

Academy Conversion Support Services
Our core service teams provide a range of guidance and support for schools converting to academies and joining MATs, from financial restructuring, through to staff recruitment and systems implementation. Additionally, we can collaborate with your existing suppliers throughout the project.

SBS Online Budget and Staff Management Solution
Using SBS Online budget planning and monitoring software, you can plan effective school budget management for the coming financial year and into the future. Create your school’s staffing workforce and get accurate salary projections for each staff member, encompassing basic pay, NI and superannuation contributions. Forecast your income by varying student numbers using the unique Funding Predictor.

Finance & Business Management Support
Using a combination of bursary, remote and consultancy approaches, the Finance & Business team can support the use of financial tools, enhance forward planning processes and review staff skill sets to make the most of your key resources.

HR & Payroll Service
Our CIPD-qualified experts can provide advice and guidance, audits and reporting, contract management, or simply support your in-house team when you need extra capacity to ensure you stay compliant with the complex aspects of employee management.

ICT Support and Strategy Planning
SBS provides a broad ICT offering, delivering critical maintenance when required, and guiding your school through the process of implementing an ICT technology strategy that enhances teaching and learning.
Procurement Services

Drawing on years of experience, our dedicated procurement team can advise on the latest products, services and software to suit your technology strategy and budget.

MIS Consultancy and Support
The MIS team is a Capita-accredited support provider for SIMS. Offering onsite and remote services, SBS ensures you enhance MIS skills and knowledge in your school. Our support during key dates in the academic year saves staff time and helps schools to maximise pupil data.

School Improvement
We provide a consultancy for school improvement, driving operational excellence to enhance classroom teaching. Led by a consultant headteacher, the service focusses on a school’s vision, teaching and learning, support systems and community.

Service Desk Support
Each of our teams is highly skilled in delivering technical support across Finance & Business, Budget Management, HR, ICT and MIS. An unlimited helpdesk service means you have access to our friendly specialist teams who can instantly answer queries or offer advice and best practice.

Through the use of secure remote support software we are able to access your systems to help identify issues and ensure a swift, efficient resolution without interrupting you or the school day.

Consultancy and Projects
Across each of our core services we can offer a wide variety of short- and long-term projects to support your ongoing School Development Plan. These can include system migration, process improvement and training, health checks and reviews, interim staff support, governor guidance and training, to name just a few.

For a full outline of our extensive, expert support, visit our website or talk to our friendly teams.

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