Keep the Learning Going!

We are so glad you could join us for the big return of the in-person Schools and Academies Show! We hope you enjoyed the experience as much as we did and we invite you to keep the learning going by accessing and sharing the many presentations from the show with colleagues in your setting. In order to access the PDF presentations, please click on the desired session title from the list below. We’ve not been able to share all slides from all presentations so if you were looking for a specific slide-deck but can’t find it, please do email: [email protected]


Main Stage: Day 1 

Keynote: Preparing Students for their Future  

  • Graham Feek, Deputy CEO, Greenwood Academies Trust
  • Jennifer King, Schools Engagement Lead, Microsoft

Forget ‘Catch-up’: Learning to Leapfrog in Post-Covid Leadership 

  • Liz-Robinson, Co-Director, Big Education

The Funding Chasm: Where are Schools Falling Short? 

  • Luke Sibieta, Programme Director Education and Skills, IFS, & Research Fellow, EPI


Main Stage: Day 2 

At the Heart of Education Recovery: The National Tutoring Programme 

  • Graham Archer: Director Education Recovery, Department for Education
  • Karen Guthrie, Programme Director, National Tutoring Programme – Randstad

Good Governance: Ethical, Effective and Accountable 

  • Emma Knights, CEO, National Governance Association

Education the Rock and Roll Years 

  • Les Walton, Founder and Chair, Association of Education Advisers  

The Power of Regional Working and Collaboration

  • Dominic Herrington, National Schools Commissioner, Department for Education
  • Andrew Warren, Regional Schools Commissioner for the West Midlands, Department for Education


School Improvement Summit: Day 1 

School Improvement: Evidenced-Based Best Practice for Planning  

  • Alex Quigley, National Content Manager, Education Endowment Foundation

How can the National Tutoring Programme be Utilised by your School to Ensure all Pupils Benefit from Dedicated Tuition Support?  

  • Andy Mellor, Non-Executive Director, National Tutoring Programme  

Tutoring to Fit the School: A Case Study in Adopting the National Tutoring Programme at the University of Birmingham School 

  • Arthur Reeves, Assistant Vice Principal, University of Birmingham School

Implementing Carbon Neutrality and Improved Ventilation in your School 

  • David Lilley, Founding Member and Director, The Air Purification Trade Association (APTA)

Lessons from Lockdown: How Teaching Remotely Helped us See How to Understand and Improve Classroom  

  • Dr Robin Bevan, Past President, NEU; ISBL Patron; Headteacher, Southend High School for Boys


School Improvement Summit: Day 2 

Learning Loss: The Gains, the Widening Gaps, and the Impact of Low Attendance  

  • Rt Hon. David Laws, Executive Chairman, The Education Policy Institute

Understanding the Capability of Modular to Futureproof your Estate 

  • Tim Williams, Education Specialist, PortakabinLD


MAT Summit: Day 1 

Governance and the Academy Trust Handbook 

  • Sam Henson, Director of Policy and Information, National Governance Association

Effective Estate Management for Responsible Bodies 

  • Andrew Dutton, UK Account Director, Schools, Trusts and Local Government Education, Arcadis

The Art of MAT Finance 

  • Stephen Mitchell, CEO & Founder, Oak Multi-Academy Trust & Keystone Knowledge  


MAT Summit: Day 2

Driving Change within a MAT 

  • Joseph Broadfield, Associate Principal, Oasis Academy Woodview


Business and Finance Stage: Day 1

Maturing your MAT: A CFO’s Tips for Growing a MAT and Surviving 

  • Steve Howell, CFO, Red Kite Learning Trust

The Importance of Excellent School Resource Management 

  • Bobby Thandi, Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO), L.E.A.D Academy Trust
  • Danielle Duncan, School Resource Management Advisor (SRMA)   
  • Tanya Arkle, Deputy Direction of the School Resource Management (SRM) Division, Department for Education
  • Michael Larsen, Trustee and Vice Chair, Aspire Academy Trust

The Schools Buying Programme 

  • Susan Dawson, Commercial Director, Department for Education
  • David Allen, Schools Commercial Team, Department for Education
  • Rob Owens, Chief Operating Officer, Stephenson Multi Academy

Joining the Dots to Achieve Excellent School Resource Management 

  • Daniel Tovey, Policy Advisor – Schools Benchmarking Service, Department for Education
  • Tim Dumbleton Policy Designer  Department for Education
  • Robert Rodney, Policy Adviser, Department for Education
  • Cherise Heavy, Communications and User Engagement lead, Department for Education

Get Help Buying for Schools 

  • Helen Lumb, Schools Commercial Team, Department for Education
  • Cath Kelsall, Schools Commercial Team, Department for Education
  • Amanda Quinn, Procurement Project Delivery Lead, YPO
  • Vicky Horsfield, Category Manager, YPO


Business and Finance Stage: Day 2


Lessons in Financial Leadership: Five Strategies to Make Efficient Use of Your Time and Energy as an SBL in 2021. 

  •  Julia Harnden, Funding Specialist, ASCL

Financial Intelligence & School Leadership: Operating a School or Trust in a New Era 

  • Husham Khan, School Business Leader and Author, drb Schools and Academies

Vigilance and Evolving Practice for Asbestos Management in Schools 

  • Jaswinder Didially, Head of Service, Education Infrastructure, Birmingham City Council

Be SMART Managing your Energy Consumption  

  • Arati Patel-Mistry, Schools commercial Team, Department for Education
  • Ben Hardy, Schools commercial Team, Department for Education
  • Stephen Daniels, Deputy Director for Benefits Realisation, Smart Metering Implementation Programme, Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Linda Wilson, Head of Corporate Property Services, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Professionalising Academy Estates through the Trust Network 

  • Bryony Green, Director of Corporate Services, Cabot Learning Federation
  • Matt Isherwood, Director of Estates, Brooke Weston Trust


SEND Stage: Day 1


ABA’s Whole School Programme to Tackle SEND Bullying in Schools  

  • Liffy McDonnell Bond, Senior Programmes Officer, Anti-Bullying Alliance

SEND Governance for MAT Trustees  

  • Chris Rossiter, CEO, Driver Youth Trust

Autism Excellence and the Challenges and Opportunities of Post-Pandemic Landscape 

  • Professor Karen Guldberg, Director of the Autism Centre for Education and Research, University of Birmingham


SEND Stage: Day 2


National SEND Update  

  • Annamarie Hassall, Chief Executive Office, nasen

Real and Positive Outcomes of the Whole School Approach in SEND 

  • Alex Grady, Head of Whole School SEND, nasen
  • Conrad Bourne, Director for Social Mobility, The Mercian Trust
  • Nicole Dempsey, Assistant principal, Dixons Trinity Academy


Safeguarding and Wellbeing Stage: Day 1


An Entitlement to Mental Health Provision – Fixing a Failing System 

  • Jon Needham, Director of Safeguarding, Oasis Community Learning Multi-Academy Trust
  • Sam Madden, Deputy Head for Wellbeing & Mental Health, St Pauls Independent Schools

Supporting DSLs: Status, Training, Time and Tools  

  • Jon Needham, Director of Safeguarding, Oasis Community Learning & Oasis Community Partnerships
  • Vic Raynor, Inclusion Director, Archway Trust
  • Louis Donald, Director of Safeguarding, Stowe Valley Multi Academy Trust

Teqball: Innovation and Inclusion in Sports 

  • Barnabas Nemeth, Coach Education Manager, FITEQ / International Teqball Federation

The Education Staff Wellbeing Charter  

  • Dominic Siwoku, Policy Adviser, Department for Education
  • Gary Wilkie, CEO, Learning in Harmony Trust

Stories from Wales: Whole Country and Whole School Approaches Shifting From ‘Non-Racist’ to ‘Anti-Racist’ 

  • Chantelle Haughton, Senior Lecturer in Primary Education and Early Years, Cardiff Metropolitan University


Safeguarding and Wellbeing Stage: Day 2


Heart Health & School Leadership: The Risks, the Facts and the Answers 

  • Andy Mellor, National Director of Wellbeing, Schools Advisory Service
  • Matt O’Grady, Headteacher, West Horndon Primary School
  • Dr Carla Stanton, GP & Medical Director, HeartMathUK
  • Maria Brosnan, Founder, Pursuit Wellbeing

Countering the Rise Far Right Extremism in Schools 

  • Owen Jones, Director of Education & Training, HOPE not hate

Sepsis Savvy School: Free PSHE resources for each KS to help raise awareness and save lives! 

  • Brian Davies, Corporate Fundraising Manager, UK Sepsis Trust