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

Please welcome Neil Beeson to the ABLE Committee

Neil brings with him a whole host of experience gained from working in a Local Authority, a MAT and a Nursery School, we are looking forward to Neil supporting the ABLE committee to continue to provide high quality conferences and events for our members. Find out more about Neil below: I am very honoured to …

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Calling all School Business Professionals

Do you know anywhere else that you can get attendance at 3 full day conferences and regular training events for only £65 per year? Benefits of ABLE Membership: Membership will entitle you to: Meet colleagues and share experiences on topical issues within Educational Business Management Free attendance at 3 conferences per year including lunch and …

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Be prepared for the launch of the governments’ Sustainability & Climate Change Strategy

Robin Harrison, Facilities & Resources Manager at Rushcliffe Spencer Academy and a Fellow of the Institute of School Business Leadership, explores how a realistic School Environmental Policy and associated Action Plan can make a difference. In October 2021 the UK Government issued the Net Zero Strategy: Build Back Greener, which indicates that “schools and colleges …

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