With an established reputation – recognised as one of the top five education law firms in the country by Chambers UK and listed as the top education firm in the East Midlands – Browne Jacobson LLP is 'ahead of the curve in terms of knowledge of the education sector, and able to translate changed policy and law into practical legal advice'; it is 'really rooted in the sector, with a genuine passion for education that marks it out from other heavyweights in the field', according to the Legal 500. Browne Jacobson’s lawyers regularly contribute their expertise to Optimus Education with articles, e-bulletins and answers to subscribers’ questions.

Our mission is to support and develop a professional workforce equipped to manage diverse school operations. We aim to be the recognised professional body for school business management effectiveness.

Membership of NASBM means joining like-minded professionals committed to developing school business management and a sector-led approach to professional development. We welcome members from any school, regardless of titles and experience.

An apolitical trade association, NASBM provides government with a balanced stakeholder perspective.

All school leaders can benefit from our membership offer as we set professional standards and promote school business management roles.

These standards are intended to:

  • Set out the core and specialist areas of competence
  • Support continuing professional development for those entering or developing their career in the profession
  • Provide a framework for the development of qualifications and other professional recognition

To better understand the role of NASBM sign up today for our 60 day free trial.

A large secondary school in the North West of England, Priestnall School has a clear mission to be a world-class school which educates for life. Working with Optimus Education primarily on supporting schools to develop inclusive approaches to SEND, we are delighted to work closely with Priestnall’s director of curriculum support, Gareth D Morewood.

Expert legal advice from leading lawyers who care about education.

At Veale Wasbrough Vizards (VWV) we've been advising all types of schools for over 25 years. Working with over 1250 schools nationally, we are one of the top education law firms in the country. Our dedicated team of 32 lawyers  have expertise to cover every area of law your school or MAT could ever need.

100% of our clients who have responded to our client satisfaction surveys have said that they would recommend us to another school or MAT.  We are very proud of this track record.

We know that budgeting is important to you and are able to offer you:

  • Competitive fixed fee conversion packages
  • Fixed fee HR and Legal Services Retainer Scheme - with a pricing structure to suit every type of school
  • Specialist services for MAT formation and expansion
  • Tailored advice, support and training for MATs

For a no obligation chat, please contact Yvonne Spencer or Chloe Brunton.