Seminars

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.

Portrait of Laura Williams

Line management: where to start, how to get it right and what to do if it’s going wrong…

Laura Williams, Consultant, LJ Consultancy

CPD

The benefits of community engagement to your finances

Phil Burton, SBM, Hallbrook & Cosby Primary School

Management

Delivering remarkable school improvements with technology

Royden Gothelf, Director, RightICT

ICT

Ross McWilliam holding his book

Coping with post-pandemic stress – what are the key factors to consider?

Ross McWilliam, freelance speaker and author

Wellbeing

Photograph of Andrew Blench, EEL speaker

Learning to silence your inner saboteur

Andrew Blench, SBM consultant, School Business Partner Limited

Management

Debbie Sutch headshot

How a good leader can raise the capacity of an organisation and reduce fear

Debbie Sutch, director, Fearless Leadership

Leadership

Does your catering support those who need it most?

Nicky Gillhespy, chief operations officer, LEO Academy Trust

Catering

Planning budgets in a post-COVID world

Sue Birchall, long-standing school business leader

Finance

Emma Gray headshot

Positive leadership through the change curve

Emma Gray, chief finance and operations officer, Cotswold Beacon Academy Trust

Engagement

Pushing career boundaries to aid school improvement

Richard Harrison, director of community engagement, Regent High School

Leadership

How to tackle digital exclusion, #BridgeTheDivide and save £7m

John Jackson, CEO of edtech charity LGfL – The National Grid for Learning

ICT

Kickstart for the future: how schools can make a difference in young people's lives

Shan Moylan, CFO at LEO Academy Trust

HR

Sprinkling stardust on your bid writing. What do grant funders expect from us?

Justin Smith, managing director, Chameleon Consultancy and Training Ltd

Finance

The changemaker's guide to process efficiencies

Stephen Blackbeard, Regional Sales Consultant at We Are Every

HR

Helen Burge headshot

How do we squeeze sustainability into the SBL agenda?

Helen Burge, deputy COO, The Priory Learning Trust

Leadership

How edtech can be an enabler for transformation

Mark Osborne, director of ICT and infrastructure at Northern Education Trust

ICT

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)

Finance

Managing workplace sickness absence effectively and confidently

Tracey Gray, education management consultant

Management

How to combine efficiency with security in document management

Paul Day, technical director, File Stream

ICT

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
"This is the third time I have attended EdExec Live in Manchester and I will defiantly be going back next year. It's a great way to network with other colleagues in different authorities and when you return to work you feel you are not alone juggling your workload. The whole day was very well organised with very interesting seminars, a good range of outside agencies with interesting products, fantastic lunch and a cheeky glass of red wine at the end of the day. We even got to sing 'Sweet Caroline' in one seminar which was both funny and uplifting!"
Katie Howbridge
Farnley Tyas First School
"Huge thank you for the time and effort that must go into organising an event like that. To me it all ran very smoothly and efficiently."
Michaela Jinks
St Damian's RC Science College
"EdExec provides a valuable day for business managers to be able to switch off and engage with other like minded people to collaborate on ideas of best practice. Keep up the great work!"
Nigel Milligan
St Herbert's RC Primary School
"Thank you for organising such a high quality event in the North"
Conny Brandt
Peterhouse School
"Thank you Ed Exec - an enjoyable and useful day out of the office!"
Diane Harkawenko
St. George's C E Primary School
"Great day, my first visit and I will definitely be back"
Nicki Emmett
Fairfield High School