Welcome to the Birmingham Association of School Business Management Website.

The Birmingham Association of School Business Management was formed in 1999, as the Birmingham Bursars' Group, to represent the views of Bursars, Business Managers and other Support Staff in schools within the Birmingham area. The name was changed towards the end of 2015 to reflect national trends and the evolving and widespread roles undertaken by the ever growing membership.

We currently have around 400 members (three quarters of all Birmingham schools) and membership of the group is open to Bursars, Business Managers, Finance Officers and Senior Support Staff employed in school business management roles in educational establishments within the Birmingham area. 

The group has close links with other educational groups and bodies including the Education Funding Agency (EFA), Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL), Birmingham Education Partnership (BEP) and other regional groups. New members will be welcomed by the committee and supported by fellow members.

BASBM hold a conference each school term, this provides our members with an opportunity to:

  • Hear from leading speakers, and representatives from both local and national educational establishments. 
  • Assist their development in line with the ‘ISBL Professional Standards’ framework.
  • Network with colleagues from across the region. 
  • Meet with specialist educational suppliers.

Our website provides a very effective platform for our members to extend their support for each other between meetings. Members enjoy access to discussion forums where they can seek advice and share information and they can also access important bulletins, a calendar of events, useful documents and educational information.

In addition all members can now use the new http://www.jobsinschools.org website to advertise teaching or support staff vacancies free of charge.

If you are interested in becoming a member, or have any other questions, then please get in touch via the website "Contact Us" page.


Our Vision

To represent the views of Bursars, Business Managers and other Support Staff in schools within the Birmingham area.

To meet on a regular (at least once a term) basis and to invite outside Speakers to talk to the group on current issues.

To enable regular networking opportunities between members.

To seek to raise the profile of Bursars, Business Managers and other Support Staff in schools.

To provide regular updates and consultation opportunities on both local and national issues.

To seek representation as appropriate on Local Authority Forums, Focus Groups and Working Parties.

To seek to provide a platform for New Members to join the group at any time.

To raise awareness of Professional Training and Development opportunities available to members in order to enhance their personal development and that of the leadership and management of their school.

To provide professional support to all members to enable them to both enhance and improve the effectiveness of their schools.

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