Working with the SLT: 9 top tips

Do you sometimes have difficult conversations with the senior leadership team? Are meetings often frustrating? SBM consultant Nickii Messer offers expert advice

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Nickii Messer was a school business manager for many years in three school phases, including seven years on the SLT. She now works as a consultant and is Anglia Ruskin’s operational lead for their SBM programmes. Nickii is passionate about the...

Relationships between SBMs and the rest of the senior leadership team can be challenging. We have heard stories of SBMs being ignored, disrespected and misunderstood; of difficult colleagues; and of headteachers trying to take over your role.

How can you survive and thrive in such an environment?

Thankfully, our SBM expert, Nickii Messer, offered a range of practical advice in our recent webinar: 'SBMs: surviving the SLT - have your say.'

To save you time, we have collated nine top tips that you can implement today. As a result, you will feel more confidence about facing the opportunities and challenges for this term and beyond.


Last Updated: 
13 May 2016