School Business Professionals perform a role which is unique to schools; administering and managing the financial, site, and support services within the school context. They provide essential support to school leadership teams, implementing their financial and business decisions.
The aim of the School Business Professionals Apprenticeship is to equip the learner with the knowledge skills and behaviours to perform a role which is unique to schools.
SBPs may work in any school phase (primary, secondary, special) and in different school structures: single academy trusts, multi-academy trusts (MATs), local authority maintained schools and federations, etc. Consequently, they can work in very different settings with varying numbers of people that they report to including the headteacher or School Business Director (SBD). Within this context, SBPs have a shared number of roles which shape their day-to-day activity to make this a homogeneous role in schools.
This is a school-based role and could be in either the primary, special or secondary education sector.