School Business Managers’ Network Meeting (Spring 2025)

(SBM Network 2024-25)
Delegate price £90.00
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Facilitator Profile

School Business Managers’ Network

Led by Philippa Ollerhead


The Gateway Alliance School Business Manager (SBM) network offers business managers an opportunity to access professional development focused specifically on their role and facilitated by an independent expertPhilippa Ollerhead – along with the opportunity to network with colleagues.

During each session we will look at the latest news and updates for business managers – including a national funding update, the latest from Ofsted and news from the DfE Schools Commercial Team. Philippa will also facilitate a regular collaborative working session in order to share best practice and provide an opportunity for colleagues to network with each other. We will also be inviting guest speakers and/or relevant companies to come and share key information with the group, based on the needs and suggestions of colleagues within the network.

NEW for this year we will be offering a full day, face to face, Business Managers’ Conference with a leading national speaker, opportunities to network with colleagues in person and also to speak to a range of high-quality education providers and suppliers in our dedicated marketplace.

A more specific agenda will be available nearer the time.

DATE: Tuesday, 21 January 2025

TIME: 09:30-11:00 am

COST: £90 per person (for non-subscribing schools)

We will be using Zoom (online video conferencing software) to host this online event. If you have not used Zoom previously, you may need to download the Zoom software either to a laptop, PC, tablet or smartphone, prior to joining. When you have booked your place a link will be emailed to you, within 48 hours of the webinar, with further instructions about how to join the event.


Schools who subscribe to the Gateway Alliance SBM Network have ONE FREE place on this meeting.

Additional places can be purchased – charges will apply. Costs will be incurred for schools that do not subscribe. Please see our terms for further details.


If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us on 02476 347697 or email:

Philippa Ollerhead

Philippa is a highly experienced consultant, trainer & adviser, she has particular expertise in teaching & learning, leadership & management and pre & post-OFSTED support. Philippa has over 30 years experience in education, with 16 years at senior leadership level and most recently was Education Services Director for Judicium Education.

Philippa is a training partner for the National Association of Headteachers, delivering courses for senior leaders across the country. She also works closely with the Department for Education and supporting academies and MATs who are experiencing financial or structural issues by working with leadership to analyse resources with the aim of reducing spend and improving staffing efficiencies.


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