As a School Business Leader, I always felt that there was a gap in the market to support schools with their business function, so I formed SBLS to provide that professional support. I know how challenging the role can be, and that as much as you plan your day, other priorities intervene.

As a professional partner to you and your school, I can support you in a variety of ways, allowing you to focus on managing the business function, and for the Senior Leadership Team as a whole to concentrate on teaching and learning.

Every school is different and has its own challenges – I will work with you to understand the priorities for your school and provide a tailored solution.

Our Services

A day in the life of a SBM in song (Queen songs to be precise)

There are times when the only thing that takes you through a madcap day is the album collection in your mind. For those days... Read More

25 years later - how did I end up back at school?

It all started at the tender age of 5 in Mrs Liepins’ Class at Pineapple School (yes, really), recognised as one of the poorest / roughest... Read More

Is there a place for dogs in schools?

I admit it – I love dogs! Dogs of all shapes and sizes!  Well, actually that’s not true – at the risk of offence, you can keep your Chihuahuas! To... Read More

Free School Meals - should schools be feeding the nation’s children?

I am a huge proponent of free school meals and actively encourage all parents, who think they may be eligible, to apply... Read More

Some of Our Happy Clients

"It was a pleasure to work with Lisa throughout the whole recruitment process for our new School Business Manager. Lisa’s skills, organization and experience ensured the process was rigorous and compliant"

Amanda Salisbury, Headteacher, Lickey Hills Primary School

"Personally, I would relish the opportunity to work with Lisa again if other opportunities arose and would have no hesitation to recommend her to anyone seeking a highly professional financial management consultant, especially in the education sector. "

Pete Emery, Partnerships Director

"Lisa style is professional, supportive, loyal and friendly, although she’s not frightened to challenge as appropriate - she has been an integral part of the Coppice family, not just as the Business Manager but also as a member of the SLT, a Trustee and a key member of the Grove Partnership."

Bill Heptinstall, Headteacher, Coppice Primary School