Categories and Fees

Membership of NASBM means joining a like-minded group of professionals, who are committed to developing all aspects of school business management and supporting the emergence of a sector-led approach to professional development.

We welcome members from all schools types. We also recognise that those carrying out school business management functions have varying titles and levels of experience. NASBM is here to help you all. Indeed, with responsibilities often spread across the leadership team, we would encourage all school leaders to benefit from our membership offer.

Additionally, in response to the emerging variety of school structures, we can now accommodate membership across trusts, federations and indeed less formal clusters, please contact our Membership Officer for further details on 02476 231221.

To reflect this we have 6 membership categories, as shown below.

Prices shown in the table below are effective from the 1 April 2016:

 

The following benefits are available to Full, Affiliate, Fellow and Life members:

60 Day Trial Members have access to all of the above benefits and services apart from the membership discounts on NASBM’s training and National Conference.

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Full membership details for individual types of membership can be seen below:

 

Member (Full)

 

Applicable to:

  • Those leading school support functions
  • Those leading school support functions in British Schools overseas
  • Those employed in Local Authority teams supporting school business management
  • School business management consultants (at the discretion of the Trustees)

 

Benefits:

  • Membership of an association uniquely dedicated to your profession
  • Fortnightly  member only  e-bulletins, news updates and policy briefings
  • Access to the member only resources library, hosting best practice templates
  • Termly member magazine - The Voice
  • Membership discount on NASBM’s training and annual National Conference
  • Free attendance at a NASBM Regional Conference and regional briefing
  • Advice Centre supported by our regional team of expert Associate Practitioners
  • Free initial legal advice from one of our Approved Partners
  • Access to other discounted services from other NASBM Approved Partners
  • An influential voice with Government
  • An online professional community providing access to networks of school business managers across the country.

 

Annual Membership Fee:

  • Secondary/Local Authority - £175 
  • Primary/Special - £125

 


Fellow

 

Applicable to: School business management professionals who have at least three years’ recent experience working at a senior level, hold a qualification at Level 6 or above in school business management or in a related subject, and who meet our other eligibility criteria and requirements.  

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Benefits:

  • Membership of an association uniquely dedicated to your profession
  • Fortnightly  member only  e-bulletins, news updates and policy briefings
  • Access to the member only resources library, hosting best practice templates
  • Termly member magazine - The Voice
  • Membership discount on NASBM’s training and annual National Conference
  • Free attendance at a NASBM Regional Conference and regional briefing
  • Advice Centre supported by our regional team of expert Associate Practitioners
  • Free initial legal advice from one of our Approved Partners
  • Access to other discounted services from other NASBM Approved Partners
  • An influential voice with Government
  • An online professional community providing access to networks of school business managers across the country.

Additional benefits:

  • Award of a NASBM Fellow certificate.

 

Annual Membership Fee:

  • Secondary  - £185
  • Primary/Special - £135  

 


Affiliate

 

Applicable to:

  • Colleagues leaving employment within education who want to retain a link to the Association. Affiliates in this category would be limited to a maximum period of two years
  • Individuals not currently working within education but actively seeking a move into the profession. Affiliates in this category would be limited to a maximum period of two years
  • Colleagues working in education abroad who wish to be aware of UK developments within the profession.

 

Benefits:

  • Membership of an association uniquely dedicated to your profession
  • Fortnightly  member only  e-bulletins, news updates and policy briefings
  • Access to the member only resources library, hosting best practice templates
  • Termly member magazine - The Voice
  • Membership discount on NASBM’s training and annual National Conference
  • Free attendance at a NASBM Regional Conference and regional briefing
  • Advice Centre supported by our regional team of expert Associate Practitioners
  • Free initial legal advice from one of our Approved Partners
  • Access to other discounted services from other NASBM Approved Partners
  • An influential voice with Government
  • An online professional community providing access to networks of school business managers across the country.

 

Annual Membership Fee:

  • Secondary - £175
  • Primary/Special - £125

 


Corporate

 

Applicable to:

  • Consultant School Business Management colleagues and individuals and businesses with a commercial interest in school business management.

 

Benefits:

  • Fortnightly  member only  e-bulletins, news updates and policy briefings
  • Termly member magazine - The Voice

Corporate membership does not qualify for full membership benefits and excludes the right to receive the member rates quoted for events, to include both regional and national conferences.

Corporate members do not have access to the member only areas of the website to preserve member privacy, this therefore includes the forums, library and specific news items.

 

Annual Membership Fee:

  • £225

 


Life Members

 

Applicable to:

  • Those by invitation of the Association only, who were active members at the time of their retirement or to any colleagues (members or not) who have made a significant contribution to the school business management profession and/or Association.

 

Benefits:

  • As per the benefits of 'Full' membership
  • No annual fee
  • Life Member Certificate

 


60 Day Trial Membership

 

Applicable to:

  • Those individuals taking out a 60 day trial membership via the website.  The membership will last for 60 days from its activation by the NASBM team.  This trial membership is open to any school business management professional working in or supporting a school/academy. This trial is not available for consultants or individuals working in a commercial business supporting schools/academies. An individual may only take out one free trial membership and NASBM reserve the right to refuse a trial membership where individuals do not meet the criteria above. (Please note the trial is not available to existing or previous members).

 

Benefits:

  • Membership of an association uniquely dedicated to your profession
  • Fortnightly  member only  e-bulletins, news updates and policy briefings
  • Access to the member only resources library, hosting best practice templates
  • Termly member magazine - The Voice
  • Advice Centre supported by our regional team of expert Associate Practitioners
  • Free initial legal advice from one of our Approved Partners
  • Access to other discounted services from other NASBM Approved Partners

Members on a 60 day trial are not eligible for discounts on training or events. They are also excluded from receiving a free place at a regional conference or regional briefings.

 

Additional benefits:

  • No fee, and free for 60 days from commencement
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