Smarter procurement: A case for cross-school understanding of the procurement process

Although procurement most often falls squarely on the SBM’s shoulders, it actually involves a number of members of staff. EdExec and GLS Educational Supplies consider the benefits of CPD for those responsible for school procurement and the wider school community.

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Professional development has a real and positive impact on school staff and the organisations they work in – improving business decision-making as well as standards and outcomes for students. A 2018 survey, conducted by the Outstanding Leaders Partnership (OLP), found that 80% of respondents planned to maintain or increase levels of CPD investment in their staff, while 94% said they would benefit from additional support and professional development – despite budget and time pressures.