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)

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

NSPCC Number Day 2023

It’s maths, but not as you know it! With fun, free maths resources for all age groups, Number Day is the perfect way to get your school or nursery involved with fundraising and celebrate maths while helping to protect more children from abuse. The NSPCC is encouraging schools across the UK to take part in …

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Clarification – DfE Connect the Classroom – fully funded
Wi-Fi and networking upgrades

There seems to be a lot of confusion around eligibility for the above scheme, currently being rolled out by the DfE. A number of national School IT suppliers are cold-calling and emailing schools, giving them the impression that they are eligible for substantial funding to improve and upgrade their network infrastructure. For clarification, I’d like …

Clarification – DfE Connect the Classroom – fully funded
Wi-Fi and networking upgrades
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ABLE Autumn Newsletter 2022

Click below to download ABLE’s Autumn Newsletter featuring: Messages from ABLE’s Director & Chair Details about our upcoming conferences Our plans for this year’s business network training events Nutrition tips for school leaders The Evolution of Multi-Academy trusts Self-Care through mindfulness How to prepare for your Year-End Audit Free Finance training Updates from our corporate …

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