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, catering, management and all the acronyms – CPD, HR, ICT, GDPR.
Seminar sessions will run for 50 minutes and consist of a presentation, workshop or panel-style delivery on a topic, followed by time for Q&As. We carefully build our seminar itinerary based on issues we know are pertinent to SBMs and current school planning issues and aim for a good mix of topics, so there should be plenty of choice to suit everyone.
Speakers include practicing business managers, finance and trust directors, CEOs, CFOs, independent consultants, authors… all sector experts and all on-hand to ensure that you have access to the information that you need.
Read on to learn more about our confirmed speakers and sessions.
*Seminar topics are subject to change. Visit the site regularly to keep up-to-date with the latest.
Line management: where to start, how to get it right and what to do if it’s going wrong…
Laura Williams, Consultant, LJ Consultancy
The benefits of community engagement to your finances
Phil Burton, SBM, Hallbrook & Cosby Primary School
Delivering remarkable school improvements with technology
Royden Gothelf, Director, RightICT
Coping with post-pandemic stress – what are the key factors to consider?
Ross McWilliam, freelance speaker and author
Learning to silence your inner saboteur
Andrew Blench, SBM consultant, School Business Partner Limited
How a good leader can raise the capacity of an organisation and reduce fear
Debbie Sutch, director, Fearless Leadership
Does your catering support those who need it most?
Nicky Gillhespy, chief operations officer, LEO Academy Trust
Planning budgets in a post-COVID world
Sue Birchall, long-standing school business leader
Positive leadership through the change curve
Emma Gray, chief finance and operations officer, Cotswold Beacon Academy Trust
Pushing career boundaries to aid school improvement
Richard Harrison, director of community engagement, Regent High School
How to tackle digital exclusion, #BridgeTheDivide and save £7m
John Jackson, CEO of edtech charity LGfL – The National Grid for Learning
Kickstart for the future: how schools can make a difference in young people's lives
Shan Moylan, CFO at LEO Academy Trust
Sprinkling stardust on your bid writing. What do grant funders expect from us?
Justin Smith, managing director, Chameleon Consultancy and Training Ltd
The changemaker's guide to process efficiencies
Stephen Blackbeard, Regional Sales Consultant at We Are Every
How do we squeeze sustainability into the SBL agenda?
Helen Burge, deputy COO, The Priory Learning Trust
How edtech can be an enabler for transformation
Mark Osborne, director of ICT and infrastructure at Northern Education Trust
School-led tutoring - how to make the most of your grant and other practical tips
Lucy Alexandra Spencer, MD of Education Boutique (part of the Eteach Group)
Managing workplace sickness absence effectively and confidently
Tracey Gray, education management consultant
How to combine efficiency with security in document management
Paul Day, technical director, File Stream