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Industry partnerships

We work closely with some of the country’s leading professional education bodies, organisations and suppliers. It gives us a greater understanding of the sector and allows us to deliver the kinds of banking services you need.

We are proud to have partnered with the following organisations:

ISBL, which transitioned from the National Association of School Business Management (NASBM) in November 2017, aims to provide the sector with confidence in the school business leadership community through the development of a framework of qualifications. This is underpinned by professional standards linked to membership categories that provide practitioners with the professional recognition and status they have earned and deserve.

With increased levels of scrutiny and more direct accountability, the school business community will need to demonstrate high levels of competency, professionalism and expertise as pivotal education leaders. The institute will provide members with recognised qualification and assurance of their professional competency, which can be used to support career progression.

Governors for Schools exists to improve educational standards so that children and young people have the chance to realise their full potential. Since 1999, we have been connecting schools across England with skilled and committed volunteers, supported by our business and university partnerships.

Governors for Schools have dedicated partnership managers who guide volunteers through the application process and help facilitate their appointment to school governing bodies. Schools can register their governor vacancies with the charity using the online governor recruitment service. Governors for Schools provide free training for school governors in the form of e-learning, monthly webinars and a 12 month free membership of the Key for School Governors once appointed.

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We work with Lex Autolease, an award-winning education sector fleet specialist, to offer you a simple and efficient way to fund and manage your school's vehicles.

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ParentPay is the UK market leader for online parent payments and income management for schools. Used in nearly 3,000 schools, it allows more than one million parents to pay online for items including school meals, trips, clubs and much more. ParentPay helps schools become completely cashless by integrating with PayPoint for cash payments in local stores.

We have teamed up with ParentPay to offer discounted pricing. It is available for existing school customers who sign up to ParentPay, or for existing ParentPay customers who switch to us for their school banking.

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TheSchoolBus acts as an online cornucopia of advice and technical support for the teaching profession. Its dedicated team of industry specialists offer guidance on a range of topics, including: governance, technology, finance, law and human resources.

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State funded schools

We offer products and services for state schools and academies, including our dedicated bank account.

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Our experience of the education sector means we are able to offer a comprehensive banking service based on the things that are important to you.

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Independent schools

We offer products and services for independent schools, including our dedicated bank account.

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For more information on our industry partnerships, or about our products and services for the education sector, talk to one of our education banking team.

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