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School Business Leader's Conference

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A dedicated conference for SBLs organised by the largest union for education leaders

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Shaping a successful future for School Business Leaders

A dedicated conference for SBLs organised by the largest union for education leaders

The 2021 NAHT SBL conference will focus on setting up SBLs for a successful future. The programme provided for this conference will inspire individuals to develop and grow, in order to make a critical contribution to your school. The current political agenda will be set out with our partners to improve the professional standing and status of SBLs in the educational sector.

Who should attend?

This conference is for all School Business Leaders who desire to grow and develop their role and want to add their voice to shape the future of the profession.

Keynote Speakers

Andy Cope - Art of Brilliance

Sinead McBrearty - CEO. Education Support Partnership

Panel Discussion

  • What does the future look like for SBLs?
  • How will the profession develop?
  • What impact will this have on pay and conditions?

Our panel will set out their vision of the future from three different perspectives.


Steve Morales - CEO, Institute of School Business Leadership

Nick Brook - Deputy General Secretary, NAHT

Emma Knights - CEO, National Governance Association

Natalie Arnett - SBL Sector Council Rep, NAHT


Delegates have the opportunity to attend three exciting workshops as follows:

How to paint an impactful financial picture - Sharon Amesu

Successful project planning in education - Nickii Messer

Investing in yourself - Philippa Ollerhead


Draft outline programme is as follows:

0845 Registration

0915 Welcome

0930 Keynote – Andy Cope

1010 Coffee

1030 workshop session one

1200 Lunch

1240 Panel Discussion

1320 Workshop session two

1430 Tea

1450 Keynote – Sinead McBrearty

1530 Close

NAHT Wellness and Protect

Don't forget, for this event please note that members who have signed up for the wellness and protect cover can get their transport and cover fees paid for. Please click here to see information about this.

How can I book accommodation?

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

If you need accommodation, please call Review Travel on 01625 446288.

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

The NAHT has the right to cancel the conference if insufficient bookings are received. The NAHT also reserves the right to change the venue prior to the scheduled date, and in this event will communicate any alterations as soon as possible. The programme may be subject to change.

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

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Do I need my membership number to book?

Yes. If you are booking a member place you will be required to enter the correct 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 at events@naht.org.uk or 01444 472405.

Is my booking transferrable?

Bookings may only be transferred at the discretion of the Professional Development team. Requests to transfer will need to be made in writing a minimum of 7 days prior to the summit by emailing events@naht.org.uk. Transfers and cancellations may be subject to a charge.

Cancellation fees:

Within 31 working days - 25% chargeWithin 14 working days - 50% chargeWithin 7 working days - 75% chargeWithin 3 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 delegate?

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

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