Our Vision is to inspire, enrich, and develop a diverse and professional group of business leaders in education.

We would like to welcome existing and new members to ABLE from Nottinghamshire, Nottingham City, Derbyshire, Derby City, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, and other local authority areas.

Our invitation is extended to Business Managers, Office Managers, Administrators, Chief Finance Officers (CFO), Chief Operating Officers (COO), Bursars, and any relevant senior support professionals in primary, secondary, special schools, academies, and MATs.

The group is organised by a dedicated committee of volunteer educational professionals as a non-profit organisation to offer support, training and up-to-date educational guidance to business management support staff and has been running in various forms since the early 1990s.  The committee has a range of experience gained from employment in local education in a variety of roles, from school and academy SBM’s to MAT Leadership and specialist support roles for local schools and academies.

Join ABLE today for only £65

(Discount available for MATs)

Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities

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Here’s a small selection of the feedback we have received about past events

Free Workshop: Benefits of Outsourcing Your Payroll

Mon, 27 February 2023, 14:30 – 15:00 GMT Benefits of Outsourcing Your Payroll Are you considering outsourcing your payroll? Are you aware of the key considerations to enable you to make the right decision on which supplier to go with? Join us for our free workshop on the benefits of outsourcing your payroll. This workshop will …

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Workshop: Year-End Preparation- Maintained Schools

Fri, 24 February 2023, 10:00 – 11:00 GMT Year-End Preparation – Maintained Schools This workshop will focus on year-end preparation for maintained schools. We will provide an introduction to year-end, how to prepare and the key considerations and processes. At the end of the workshop, you will get the chance to ask Vicky Butters, Assistant Directors, …

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Workshop: Completing the SFVS- Maintained Schools

Wednesday 01 February 2023 10-11am Completing the Schools Financial Value Standard (SFVS) – Maintained Schools Level: Introductory Audience: School business leader or governor at a maintained school This workshop will focus on the Schools Financial Value Standard (SFVS) for maintained schools and will cover a number of areas, to assist you in completing the SFVS. …

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