Business leaders

The role of school business managers and leaders has changed dramatically. With increasing responsibility and tightening budgets, your specialist role has become an integral part of school and college leadership.

ASCL recognises this and values business leaders as members of the association. We purposely do not have a separate business management committee; business leaders sit across all our committees and constituencies ensuring that the views and needs of business leaders are represented equally.

Many of our members are from non-teaching backgrounds, such as finance, business management, and HR, and retain links with their traditional professional body. However, they find the specialist knowledge and understanding of the education sector invaluable, together with the support ASCL provides in relation to their own individual employment.

We are actively campaigning for equality of pay and conditions for business leaders in schools and colleges as we believe the vital role that you carry out deserves the same recognition as others in the leadership team.

Alongside our excellent trade union and professional association support, ASCL offers additional membership benefits for business leadership colleagues including:

  • dedicated support from our business leadership specialist

  • regular updates on the important issues in business leadership

  • a suite of practical guidance and advice created to support business leaders

  • support for those moving into roles working across groups of schools

  • information on the wider picture of leadership, such as smarter use of data and strategic financial planning

  • exclusive discounts on products and services for your school

To support your professional future as a school business leadership specialist, join ASCL today.

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