“The roles played by School Business Professional networks make a significant contribution across the school system: they provide support, advice, training and development, as well as opportunities to share best practice. They offer access to a vast bank of professional intelligence and insight. I recommend wholeheartedly that every SBP joins a local network and that every Head and Governing Board supports and encourages their SBP to engage and participate in their local professional community….

Lord Agnew

Benefits of ABLE Membership:

Membership will entitle you to:

  1. Meet colleagues and share experiences on topical issues within Educational Business Management
  2. Free attendance at 3 conferences per year including lunch and refreshments
  3. High-quality guest speakers
  4. Meet various suppliers with an opportunity for excellent discounts and free gifts
  5. Continued Professional Development (CPD) from high-quality trainers and organisations
  6. Free attendance at six business network training events each year covering topics such as HR, Finance, Risk Management, GDPR, Health and Safety and Wellbeing.
  7. Access to a members-only website with valuable support and information
  8. Discounts on services from partner businesses
  9. ABLE rewards app to collect points which can be exchanged for gifts

Click on the links to view an example of a conference agenda and speaker & workshop details from the ABLE Summer 2019 conference.

Membership is £60 per person and MATs can buy 11 get one free.

Click here to view the ABLE Membership Flyer 2021-22

How to Join:

To register for membership for the 2021-22 academic year, please complete the form below:

ABLE Membership Form 2021-22

If you have any questions please contact Emma Cripwell at

Able | Association of Business Leaders in Education