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.

Rallying the troops; donating money and time

Kerry-Jane Packman, development and membership director, Parentkind

Crowdfunding for schools. Raising additional funds, sustainably

Justin Smith MInstF, Chameleon Training and Consultancy

Breaking down the true cost of absence - and how to reduce it

Tracey Gray, director of support, Walbottle Campus and Les Marshall, director, Education Mutual

When the pennies don’t add up. Creative ways to manage your budget, facilities and staff

Stephen Mitchell, chief operating officer, Spencer Academies Trust

Fearless leadership. Improve leadership and personal effectiveness in any workplace

Debbie Sutch, SBM and director, Fearless leadership

Inside the recruitment methods of successful schools

Katie Newell, head of content and PR, Eteach

Strategic human resource management, how to use it to benefit your school

Tracey Gray, director of support, Walbottle Campus

Effective Procurement - key top tips which will make your budget go further

Naomi Clews, Naomi Clews Consultancy Limited

Demonstrate impact and bolster your credibility (workshop with limited capacity)

Laura Williams, independent consultant, LJ Business Consultancy

Digital technology: strategic planning and reducing IT costs

Royden Gothelf, independent consultant, Right ICT

Emotional resilience - short and long-term strategies to improve wellbeing in the work place

Ross McWilliam, freelance speaker and author

How to help your school save money, keep children safe and raise attainment

Bradley Dardis, learning resource consultant and Mark Bentley - safeguarding & cybersecurity manager at LGfL.

The cost of maternity leave – are you over-egging it?

Neville Mort, head of education at The Education Broker

Shifting the balance of power from agencies back to schools

Christine Morton, senior category lead, CCS & Catherine Kelsall, network engagement lead, Schools Commercial Team, DfE