School Business Manager Conference

29TH JANUARY 2020, LONDON

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Agenda
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ILEC CONFERENCE CENTRE

5TH MARCH 2020, MANCHESTER

VENUE TBC

Speakers

TOPICS

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT FOR SCHOOLS

CENTRAL LONDON

(VENUE TBC)

WHERE

29TH JANUARY 2020

9.00 AM - 4.30 PM

WHEN

THE AGENDA

REGISTRATION AND REFRESHMENTS

09:00 - 09:30

CHAIRPERSON'S OPENING REMARKS

09:25 - 09:30

THE GROWING SCHOOL BUSINESS LEADER FUNCTION

09.30 - 10:15

- Latest policy context for business management and leadership

- Defining your responsibilities - understanding and balancing increasing specialisms

- Maximising the impact of the business leader role

HELPING SCHOOLS CARRY OUT THEIR MISSION STATEMENTS

10:15 - 11:00

- Working collaboratively with the SLT to meet educational aims

- Playing your part in strategic development and school improvement

- Governance and compliance - promoting effective accountability

- Ofsted's new inspection framework - impact on business managers

REFRESHMENTS AND NETWORKING

11:00 - 11:30

FINANCIAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT - BUDGETS, PLANNING AND RESILIENCE

- Latest on the evolving national funding formula and its implementation

- Delivering value for money and improving operational efficiency

- Procurement and bidding - top tips

- Applying Integrated Curriculum Financial Planning

- Financial reporting - preparation, scrutiny and benchmarking

11:30 - 12:15

INCOME GENERATION AND MARKETING

- Marketing and communication strategies that work

- Building business and community partnerships

- The role of social media - best-practice utilisation

- Unlocking income generation - sourcing and developing revenue streams

12:15 - 13:00

LUNCH AND NETWORKING

13:00 - 14:00

EFFECTIVE STAFF MANAGEMENT AND BUILDING A HEALTHIER WORKPLACE

14:00 - 15:00

- Tackling under-performance and improving outcomes

- Sickness and absence - trends, processes and reducing impact

- Handling matters of confidence and having difficult conversations

- Improving well-being and mental health support for staff

- Support staff and teachers - working together to improve standards and achievement

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS LED BY INDUSTRY EXPERTS



You will have the opportunity to join a roundtable - the options are:

15:00 - 15:30

Hayley Dunn, Business Leadership Specialist

Nickii Messer, All the Geese

Cate Hart, Independent Consultant

The role of the SBM in the 21st century and raising their profile and impact

Budgeting – best practices and key challenges

Led by SAAF Education (London)

Led by Nickii Messer (London and Manchester)

Increasing school funding pressures - what can be done?

Negotiating and the best deals - contracts and procurement

Led by Salix Finance (London)

Creative thinking for income generation

Making your school work for you -

estates strategy and faculty management

Mental health well-being - are we facing a crisis?

Academies and MATs - the unique challenges

Led by SAS Finance (London)

Using tech – the pros, the cons and what really works

Tackling recruitment and retention challenges in practice

Led by Cate Hart (London and Manchester)

15:30 - 16:00

REFRESHMENTS AND NETWORKING

CLOSING KEYNOTE


16:00 - 16:30

CLOSE OF CONFERENCE

16:30

Stephen Morales, Chief Executive, Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL)

Questions and comments from the floor

Stephen Morales

Chief Executive, Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL)

Stephen has a 20-year career history in operations and finance, working at a senior level in the public and private sectors, both in the UK and abroad. Stephen presided over the development and implementation of nationally recognised school business leadership professional standards and led the transition from the National Association of School Business Management to the Institute of School Business Leadership.


Stephen works closely with the Department for Education in areas of policy reform, and his commitment to research to aid our self-improving system includes ongoing engagement with international jurisdictions including Australia, Europe, the Middle East and the US.

* Keynote Speaker at London *

SPEAKERS

Nickii Messer

All The Geese

A well known national and international conference speaker, author, and contributor to many educational publications, Nickii is keen to help school leaders at all levels develop the skills and confidence to embrace the complex challenges facing schools today.


With many years experience as a school business manager/director across three school phases, including seven years on the SLT of a leading edge secondary school, Nickii was instrumental in working with the National College to launch the SBM role and associated training programmes. In 2009, Nickii formed her company, All The Geese, to specialise in training, developing and promoting school business management and leadership.


You can follow Nickii on Twitter @NickiiMesser and LinkedIn, and for more information visit www.nickiimesser.com

* Speaking at London and Manchester *

Hayley Dunn

Business Leadership Specialist

Hayley’s background is in accountancy and finance, having worked in the private and public sectors. She is a qualified accountant and has held senior business leadership roles in the maintained and academies sector, most recently as the finance director of a multi-academy trust.


She was one of the Institute of School Business Leadership’s (ISBL) CEO Award winners in 2017 and is the author of the recently published School Business Manager’s Handbook.

* Speaking at London *

Cate Hart

Independent Consultant

Cate Hart has 18 years’ experience as an SBM/L, in 3 London schools as a member of the SLT and now as an independent consultant, was a Trustee of NASBM for 6 years, a life member since 2011.


She advised the DfE’s National Funding Formula committee, delivered training for Capita, NASBM, Optimus Education, EDEXCEL and the LA in all aspects of school business management and is a mentor for new SBMs. Particular expertise in forensic examination of school funding, maximising best value.


Previously, she worked for Nat West, the Dioceses of Winchester and Blackburn and taught music on a voluntary basis at her childrens’ school. Living now in Wales on a small holding, other interests include cycling, walking, shooting and enjoying her 6 grandchildren.

* Speaking at London and Manchester *

More Manchester speakers to be confirmed

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Our sponsors

SAAF Education is an independent organisation delivering financial management and business support services to schools, academies and multi academy trusts throughout the UK. Their expert consultants provide strategic and operational support, streamlining financial management processes.


They can tailor any level of support package to meet your needs. Visit www.saafeducation.org for more details.

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Salix Finance provides interest-free Government funding to the public sector to improve energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and lower energy bills. Salix is funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Department for Education, the Welsh Government and the Scottish Government and was established in 2004 as an independent, publicly funded company, dedicated to providing the public sector with loans for energy efficiency projects.


Visit: www.salixfinance.co.uk or more information

Inventry: InVentry is the most trusted sign in and visitor management system available, designed with and for education. Our fully-equipped MIS integrated solution allows you to accurately monitor who is in your school at any one time. It includes: Easy to use touch screen interface; Visitor sign in and photo ID badge printing; DBS check integration; Late pupil sign in with printed passes for class; Mobile registration for before and after school; Seamless integration with the most popular MIS’s. InVentry speeds up the sign in process, keeps identity information secure, and leaves you feeling confident that your students are safe.


Visit https://inventry.co.uk/ for more information

Towergate have concentrated on the complex insurance requirements of the UK education sector for over 25 years covering all areas of insurance and risk management.We provide a genuine insurance broking service, with wide access to the insurance market ensuring the most appropriate programme based on scope of cover and price, including RPA alternative options. This means that you don’t need to spend time dealing with several brokers making it difficult to make an objective comparison.


Visit www.towergateinsurance.co.uk for more information

CPOMS is the market leading software application for monitoring child protection, safeguarding and a whole range of pastoral and welfare issues. Using CPOMS, schools can ensure that students are safe and fully supported, whilst safeguarding leads and school staff can focus on teaching and providing support, instead of administration. CPOMS Staff Safe allows the uploading, record keeping and governance of information relating to all adults working within a particular setting. From managing your SCR to creating a chronology of information for individuals, CPOMS Staff Safe is easy to use, easy to access and easy to manage.


Visit www.cpoms.co.uk for more information

YPO is a trusted procurement partner that can help you centralise your key services and contracts, including gas and electricity, HR, facilities management and IT. We work in partnership with multi-academy trusts across the country to help them buy better on everything from school meals to energy. As the largest public sector buying organisation in the UK, our range of 30,000 products has been providing great value and quality to schools and academies for over 40 years. Being 100% publicly-owned means all our profits go back into the public sector where it’s needed most.

Visit www.ypo.co.uk/ for more information

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