EdExec Live - Seminars Edexec

What seminars and speakers can we expect?

Seminars are expert-led and address the pressing matters impacting the education sector and school business management. Sessions cover finance, funding and income generation, marketing, premises, management and all the acronyms – CPD, HR, ICT, GDPR…Plus, we’ve added an academy stream.

Speakers include practicing business managers, finance and trust directors, CEOs, CFOs, independent consultants…all sector experts and all on-hand to ensure that you have access to the information that you need.

Seminar topics are subject to change. Visit the site regularly to keep up-to-date with the latest.

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Graham Shaw, Consultant

Legal

The charity governance code and you

In this seminar, Graham will explain what it means for a school or academy trust to be an exempt charity and how the Charity Governance Code can assist in complying with charity law, developing high standards of governance and informing the role of school business managers and professionals. He will take each principle of the code and explain why it's important, the key outcomes that should be observed and the recommended practice.

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Dr Sandi Mann, BSc MSc PhD

Wellbeing

Dealing with Mental Health

During the session Dr Sandi will be covering:

  • What causes mental ill health?
  • Spotting the conditions and symptoms of mental ill health.
  • Key skills for managing mental health in the workplace, including: How to listen. What to say. The types of interventions that work best.
  • Introduction to a range of practical support and resources
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Laura Williams, Consultant, LJ Consultancy

CPD

Confidence and clarity

Do you know when to say yes – or no – in your role? It’s time to stop going unheard and unrecognised. This seminar centres on confidence: knowing who you are, what you do and what you bring to the table. It may be that you’ve been overlooked for so long that you’re uncomfortably comfortable in a lesser role, or that the job – or employer – is no longer right for you but you’re scared to move on.

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Naomi Clews, Consultant, Naomi Clews Consultancy

Procurement

Leverage and price negotiation

Given all of the recent the political unrest, the expectation is that prices will keep on rising; in this seminar, Naomi Clews will explain different costing models, what the impact could be on the price of goods and services and how to limit price increases. She will also dive into a variety of negotiation tips and tactics, how to implement them with confidence and how to ensure you effectively use every penny of your budget when procuring.

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Paul Leigh, CFO, Focus Trust

Funding and Finance

Benchmarking: not a solution, but a tool

In the drive to continuously squeeze more from the limited resources schools have, benchmarking can play a key part. It is not a solution in its own right but, rather, a tool that can lead to insight, changed practices and improved efficiency. Paul Leigh’s seminar will focus on identifying what benchmarking can do for your school’s own situation, how to dig into the benefits and, most importantly, how to actually achieve those benefits.

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Sue Birchall, Business Manager, The Malling School

Funding and Finance

Busting the myth of 'pointless' long-term budget planning

Budgets keep getting tighter and schools are constantly having to figure out innovative ways to save and spend their money. This can lead to the belief that long-term budget planning in schools is a pointless, hopeless endeavour – but that’s not the case. Developing a long-term plan is vital; it’s just a case of thinking outside the box and being determined to maintain a road map to success. In this seminar, Sue Birchall guides us through the art of planning those budgets strategically, matching them to the curriculum and broadening your school’s financial scope through fundraising, parental contributions and more.

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Kelly Hannaghan, Wellbeing Associate, Lessness Heath primary & Kate O'Connor, Headteacher at Lessness Heath primary

Wellbeing

Creating whole-school wellbeing

How important is wellbeing within your school? Where does it stop; at the pupils or the staff? Could you take it further? Kelly and Kate's seminar brings together real-world experience to educate delegates on why wellbeing and mental health awareness within education is so important. In this interactive session, Kelly and Kate will tell inspiring stories of schools which have been vastly improved through a focus on whole-school wellbeing, while explaining the strategies that allowed them to achieve that – meaning delegates leave with practical advise to take to their own schools.

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Eithne Graham, Organisation and Professional Development, University of Dundee

CPD

Developing emotionally intelligent leadership

Self-awareness and an understanding of your ‘drivers’ and ego states can enable you to build an adaptable, flexible attitude. Emotional Intelligence (EQ) can be defined as the ability to identify, use, understand and manage emotions in an effective and positive way. Developing and improving your EQ may help you to communicate better, reduce stress, improve relationships, and effectively overcome challenges. Beginning with self-awareness, developing your own EQ can greatly influence how successfully you lead others.

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Emma Gray, finance director, Marling School

CPD

Training your governors

How close is your relationship, as a school business manager, to your school governors or trustees? Are they on the same page as you when it comes to the inner workings of the school and its finances? There can be an information gulf between the SBM and the governors, so is the onus on the SBM to ensure that’s not the case? As an SRMA, Emma has explored the financial challenges between school leaders and trustees and the negative impact it can have in a school when it is deemed insufficient.

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Cate Hart, School Business Leadership Consultant

Human Resources

Ending contracts - the do's and don't's

Cate Hart's seminar will focus on the types of contract-ending that most often need to happen – such as illness, dismissal due to redundancy, staff changes or restructuring – and how it can be done in a way that is both compassionate and, more importantly, legal. She will also touch on both preparing for the contract to end and the aftermath of it ending, as well as what not to do.

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Phil Burton, SBM, Hallbrook Primary School

Community Engagment

Community engagement is key

How involved in the community is your school? In this seminar, Phil Burton, SBM at Hallbrook Primary School, will dive into the reasons why engaging with the broader community is so important - both for strengthening relationships and for securing additional revenue streams for your school. Education can be slow to respond in its engagement, and Phil believes that not enough school leadership professionals focus on the wider perspective.

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Royden Gothelf, Director, RightICT

ICT

Strategic IT planning for whole-school improvement

Procuring the right digital technology for your school becomes a great deal easier once you link that IT to your school's ongoing improvement plan. Ask yourself: What will work in and for my school? What will the IT manager need to do to support its use? What training will the staff need? And, perhaps of most concern, what budget should I set aside?

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Richard Harrison, Director of Community Engagment, Regent High School

Community Engagment

Seizing opportunities

There's an adage specific to SBMs which one often sees bandied about in the Twitter community – no SBM is an island – but it can often feel that this is not the case. However, taking advantage of the opportunities around you can make all the difference in how you feel about your professional position in life.

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Andrew Blench, School Business Management Consultant and Coach, School Business Partner Limited

Management

Coaching skills for line managers

There is a growing recognition in the pubic sector and within industry that having a ‘coaching culture’ in your organisation leads to higher levels of staff wellbeing and increased levels of productivity and effectiveness. Having line managers who can use coaching skills in their daily roles is a key component of having a coaching culture and schools are no different.

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What they say

New to the role of SBM the EdExec event was full of relevant information, excellent seminars and networking opportunities. I left feeling very inspired and with more confidence to take back to school.
Donna Bailey
The Hollins School