THE AGENDA

Day 1November 10, 2022
8:30 am - 9:20 am
Registration, Breakfast and Networking
9:20 am - 9:35 am
Welcome and Update

A welcome address from Stephen Morales and Stephen Lester, providing an overview to the sessions for the day and important updates on the future work from ISBL. 

Speakers

Stephen Lester
Chair
Institute of School Business Leaders (ISBL)
Confirmed
Stephen Morales
Chief Executive
Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL)
Confirmed
9:35 am - 9:45 am
Performance by Local School Choir
9:45 am - 10:15 am
Keynote from the Secretary of State for Education

Speakers

The Secretary of State for Education
Invited
10:15 am - 11:00 am
The 2030 Agenda and Schools Trusts – The Impact on SBLs and the Wider Sector

Chair

Stephen Lester
Chair
Institute of School Business Leaders (ISBL)
Confirmed

Speakers

Sir David Carter
Trustee
Academies Enterprise Trust
Invited
Steve Rollett
Deputy CEO
Confederation of School Trusts
Confirmed
Nick Brook
Deputy General Secretary
National Association of Head Teachers
Invited
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Exhibition and Networking
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Room A – Estate Decarbonisation – How to plan it and how to fund it!
  • How a plan can allow schools to identify quick wins as well as long term strategies. 
  • How the plan can allow for the comparison of the impact of retrofit measures and heat decarbonisation strategies and identifying which combination of measures are most impactful. 
  • How to efficiently unite decarbonisation strategies with your estate fabric improvements. 
  • The available funding streams to support with improvements.   

Speakers

Declan Gleeson
Chartered Building Surveyor
Synergy Construction and Property Consultants LLP
Confirmed
Hugh Dugdale
Associate Principal
Elementa Consulting
Confirmed
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Room B – A Legal Update for SBPs

Speakers

Senior Representative, Forbes
Invited
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Room C – Achieving Best Value: School Resource Management Update
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Considering Taking Your Catering in House?
  • The Improved financial control and autonomy from taking your catering in house
  • How taking catering in house can help improve food quality and better suit student needs
  • How Dukefield food service can help you with the transition to your catering services and offer full compliant food and non-food frameworks

Speakers

Susan Morris
CEO
Dukefield Foodservice
Confirmed
12:05 pm - 12:35 pm
Income Innovation in Practice

Speakers

Chris Willis
Executive Headteacher GFM Education
Winner of Income Innovator of the Year, National Schools Awards 2021
Invited
12:35 pm - 1:05 pm
My Journey as an SBL

Speakers

Elesha Miller
Operations Director
Walworth Academy
Invited
Susanne Kiff
Finance Operations Director
Dartmoor MAT
Confirmed
1:05 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunch, Exhibition and Networking
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Training the Next Generation of Leaders

Chair

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

Speakers

Peter Stopford
Policy Advisor, School Funding
Department for Education
Confirmed
Melanie Renowden
Founding CEO
National Institute of Teaching
Invited
Dr Steve Lambert
Associate Professor in Educational Leadership
University of Chester
Confirmed
2:30 pm - 2:50 pm
The Importance of School Strategic and Financial Plans
  • Looking at the future economic position of schools and the sector
  • Making budget assumptions for the future and the importance of planning for the impact of cost of living
  • What factors of the crisis will effect your school the most and how to build this into strategic and financial plans
2:50 pm - 3:20 pm
Refreshments, Exhibition and Networking
3:20 pm - 4:20 pm
Room A – Beyond the School Gates – Embedding a Culture for Effective Income Generation
3:20 pm - 4:20 pm
Room B – Procurement Up-Skilling Masterclass
3:20 pm - 4:20 pm
Room C – Renewable Energy procurement strategies for MATs and Academies
  • Understanding the new increases in energy prices and new ways of thinking about energy
  • A balanced assessment of the alternative energy procurement strategies
  • How alternative energy can help reduce costs.

Speakers

James Robson
Chairman
Powerful Allies
Confirmed
3:20 pm - 4:20 pm
Room D – The Importance of School Resource Management
  • Cost effective IT strategies
  • Making the most of your school estate
  • Tools to help you recruit and retain staff
Day 2November 11, 2022
8:30 am - 9:40 am
Registration, Breakfast, and Networking
9:40 am - 9:45 am
Welcome and Recap

A welcome address from Stephen Morales and a recap of the events of day 1.

Speakers

Stephen Morales
Chief Executive
Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL)
Confirmed
9:45 am - 10:15 am
Guest Speaker Session
10:15 am - 10:35 am
A Look at Integrating your Curriculum and Financial Planning
  • Does your curriculum align with strategic priorities?
  • Does your staffing structure align with your curriculum plans?
  • The importance of alignment within your school and leadership team
  • Analysing the ways your school budget impacts pupil outcomes

Speakers

Senior Representative, EPM
Invited
10:35 am - 11:20 am
The Importance of the Financial Voice – The Evolving Role of SBL in Schools
  • Your role in Investigating Parental Complaints
  • Legal requirements of SBPs
  • SBPs role in digital strategies that improve educational outcomes (centralising and optimising)
  • Reviewing your schools fire safety procedures
  • Ensuring workplace wellbeing across your school

Chair

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

Speakers

John Brady
Director
Schools Advisory Service
Confirmed
Lynn Whenmouth
Professional Services Manager
Safesmart
Confirmed
Steve Barker
Head of Governance
Strictly Education
Confirmed
11:20 am - 11:50 am
Exhibition and Networking
11:50 am - 12:35 pm
Room A – Transforming Public Procurement/How to make procurement work for you
  • Next generation frameworks – why are they different and how to use them
  • Taking advantage of new Cabinet Office rules and regulations – allowing greater innovation and more efficiency in procurement

Speakers

Claire Delaney
Managing Director
Schools Buying Club
Confirmed
11:50 am - 12:35 pm
Room B – How to Create a School or Trust Environmental Sustainability Policy and Action Plan
  • How do we respond to the Department for Education’s Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy for the education sector?
  • How to develop an Environmental Sustainability Policy and Action plan suitable for your school
  • The importance of environmental sustainability for today’s young people.

Speakers

Robin Harrison
Facilities and Resource Manager
Rushcliffe School
Confirmed
11:50 am - 12:35 pm
Room C – Getting Your House in Order

 

  • Managing Risk in your School
  • Making Efficiency Savings through Insurance
11:50 am - 12:35 pm
Room D – A Guide to Drafting and Creating a Strong School Development Bid
  • Deep dive into the principle funding streams: capital, maintenance and energy funding.  
  • Time-saves and expert recommendations for effective planning and preparation. 
  • Writing a compelling bid with the necessary terminology, tone and evidence required to get the green light. 

Speakers

Robert Gould FRICS
Partner
Barker
Confirmed
12:35 pm - 1:35 pm
Lunch, Exhibition, and Networking
1:35 pm - 2:05 pm
Room A – How to Conduct a Disciplinary Investigation
  • An overview of the core legal principles and key areas of understanding for conducting a disciplinary investigation.
  • The role of an investigator during an investigation and hearing
  • How to handle overlapping disciplinary and grievance issues as well as issues involving police

Speakers

Surinder Dhillon
Senior Associate
Stone King LLP
Confirmed
1:35 pm - 2:05 pm
Room B – The Latest on the Energy Crisis- What Does It Mean for Your School Budgets & Future Buying Strategies
  • What has caused the spike in energy prices that has led to a number of suppliers exiting the market
  • What this means for your school
  • Options for mitigating increasing prices

Speakers

Chris Jermy
Energy Consultant
Zenergi
Confirmed
1:35 pm - 2:05 pm
Room C – Digital Strategy: Three Trusts, Three Priorities, Three Pathways to Improve Educational Outcomes
  • Centralising services and systems
  • Optimising and minimising ICT infrastructure
  • Making significant budget savings of cost and time.

Speakers

Michael Heard
Education Partner
Scomis
Invited
1:35 pm - 2:05 pm
Room D – Leveraging the Apprenticeships Levy in your Organisation
2:10 pm - 2:40 pm
Leading Possibility – Change Management in your Organisation

Speakers

David Cameron
Invited
2:40 pm - 3:25 pm
Leading Possibility – SBPs at the Forefront of Education
  • How to Maximise Your Impact as an SBP at Your School
  • Evaluating the Future Role of SBPs
  • Overcoming Funding Challenges and Budgeting for the Future
  • Using the Apprenticeship Levy for Growing Capability
  • Legal Implications of Job Evaluation and Creating the Right Structure

Chair

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

Speakers

Anne Thomas
Head of Education
SERCO
Confirmed
Hayley Dunn
Schools Business Management Specialist
Fellow, ISBL
Confirmed
Kate Hinchcliffe
Director
Impact First Consulting
Confirmed
Natalie Arnett
School Business Policy Lead
NAHT
Confirmed
Dr Paul Armstrong
Trustee
ISBL
Confirmed
3:25 pm - 3:40 pm
Closing Remarks

Speakers

Stephen Lester
Chair
Institute of School Business Leaders (ISBL)
Confirmed
Stephen Morales
Chief Executive
Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL)
Confirmed