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School business leaders' conference 2018

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The Studio

7 Cannon Street


B2 5EP

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The School business leaders' conference aims to:

  • Help school business leaders own their profession and feel empowered in their role
  • Allow SBLs to network with their colleagues and build their support network
  • Provide SBLs with role-specific CPD training and to develop their leadership skills

Now in its third year, the School business leaders' conference 2-18 will feature keynote speakers Paul Whiteman, NAHT General Secretary, Stephen Morales, Chief Executive NASBM, and Tony Foot, Director of the Education Funding Group at the Department for Education. Delegates can also attend three workshops throughout the day, catered specifically for the needs of school business leaders. There will be a chance to submit questions for Tony Foot ahead of the conference. We will also hear how "SMART goals don't work" from speaker David Hyner.

08:15 Registration and Exhibition viewing

09:15 Conference Welcome
- Keynote speaker - Paul Whiteman
- Keynote speaker - Stephen Morales
- Workshop session 1

12:00 Lunch
- Workshop 2
- Workshop 3
- Keynote speaker - Tony Foot

16:15 Conference closes

We are offering eight workshops on the day from which you can pick three, you can click on the workshop title for more information.

  1. Ending the endless reorganisation - Emma Hughes
  2. Maximising the contribution and impact of teaching assistants - Rob Webster
  3. Centralisation of services - when is it a consideration and is it worth it? - Nicky Gillhespy (running twice)
  4. School business leaders' pensions - Mike Beard (running once)
  5. The specific challenges of school business leadership in special schools - Lesley Harris and Valentine Mulholland (please note this workshop is only running once) (running once)
  6. Exploring collaboration models and opportunities between schools, whether maintained or academy - Grahame Colclough and Rob Kelsall (running twice)
  7. Getting the most of our your due diligence - Sarah Bagshaw (running once)
  8. What Kipling said: creating resilient leaders - Julie Hirst (running twice)
  9. SBL pay and recognition within a fragmented education system

Members of NAHT can enjoy our courses and conferences at a subsidised rate so join here today and start enjoying the benefits of membership.

SBL Evening Networking Gathering, Monday 18th June, 20:00-22:00
Bacchus Bar, Burlington Arcade, New Street, Birmingham, B2 4JH

All delegates are invited to attend a networking gathering organised by the SBL Council members. We encourage you to come along and meet other SBLs in an informal setting. Please RSVP within the booking form.

*Please note that food and beverages are to be paid for by attendees.

On Monday 18 June we have a limited number of rooms available at preferential rates via our booking agency. To book and pay for these rooms, please phone Review Travel on 01625 446288. Rooms will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Please do not book travel or accomodation without checking with the Professional Development team on events@naht.org.uk that the conference will be going ahead.

The NAHT has the right to cancel the conference if insufficient bookings are received. This programme may be subject to change.

By booking a place you are accepting NAHT's terms and conditions.


Do I need my membership number to book?

Yes. If you are booking a member place you will be required to enter their membership number. You can find your membership number by phoning membership on 0300 3030333 option 2.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

The Professional Development team can be contacted on events@naht.org.uk or 01444 472405.

Is my booking transferrable?

Bookings may only be transferred at the discretion of the Professional Development team. These will need to be made in writing to events@naht.org.uk before the event. Transfers and cancellations may be subject to a charge.

Cancellation fees:

Within 20 working days - 25% charge

Within 10 working days - 50% charge

Within 5 working days - 75% charge

Within 2 working days - 100% charge

Can I update my registration information?

Any updates to your booking must be made in writing to the Professional Development team at events@naht.org.uk

Does the name on the booking need to match the attendee?

The names of each individual attendee must be entered during the booking process along with a unique email address for each attendee as this will be used for the final confirmation.

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