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Are you a Principal, Head, Business Manager or Senior Leader of a College, School, Academy or MAT? Feeling all at sea?

Join our panel of experts for a series of practical talks designed to get your organisation ship shape. We are all experienced professionals supporting a wide range of clients across the education sector.

about the seminar

Date: Thursday 10th October 2019
Time: 09.00 -12.00
Location: P&O Ferry Terminal 1, King Georges Dock, Hull, HU9 5PS

To board the ship you will need to bring a valid form of photo ID (Driving Licence or Passport) Please ensure you book your place with the name that matches your Photo ID.

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Jane Eatock & Katie Davies

Employment - Wilkin Chapman

Are ill health absences causing you a headache? Is disability legislation sending you crazy? Are you sick with worry from the thought of tackling a sickness absence? If so, this presentation is a must!

Jane and Katie provide a practical guide to managing sickness absences from an employer and HR perspective, covering:.

  1. Identifying problematic absences

  2. How early intervention and support can assist

  3. The importance of medical evidence

  4. Disabilities under the Equality Act 2010

  5. What's a "reasonable" adjustment

  6. Fair process

Carrie Jensen & Amy Greensmith

Forrester Boyd

Academies Financial Health Check – An update for all things finance, discussing best practice for internal scrutiny processes, budget monitoring and the latest ESFA releases.

  1. Internal scrutiny – what works best for your Trust?

  2. Common weaknesses identified during audits

  3. How to implement Integrated Curriculum Financial Planning

  4. Academies Financial Handbook update

Alexis Powell-Howard

Fortis Therapy

“Well Being in Education”.

Mental health and emotional wellbeing are increasingly becoming a focus and priority for those working in and accessing education. If you need ideas and solutions to support the people in your organisation, this is the talk for you!

  1. Prevention is better than the cure – incorporating a whole organisational approach

  2. Supporting staff, children and young people with their mental health

  3. The importance of a wellbeing strategy in reducing absenteeism and presenteeism

  4. The benefits of mental health promotion

Jonathan Goolden

Regulatory - Wilkin Chapman

“Keeping your head when all about are losing theirs - handling a crisis with aplomb”

A veteran external investigator, governance advisor and Wilkin Chapman partner, Jonathan Goolden, will highlight the range of crises which can occur in schools and provide some practical tools and ideas for responding to them in a way which aims to preserve your sanity and your position!

  1. It’s all kicking off on Facebook

  2. Amy’s mum has just decked Charlotte’s mum at the school gate

  3. Declan’s mum says she saw Mr Brown kissing Amy after prom

  4. Ethan’s dad says “you lot can’t kick Ethan out - is all because of his condition” and he’ll come round and sort us out if we do.

Running Order:

09.00 - 09.20 Registration
09.20 - 09.50 Katie Davies and Jane Eatock, Employment, Wilkin Chapman
09.50 - 10.20 Carrie Jensen & Amy Greensmith, Forrester Boyd
10.20 - 10.50 Comfort break Brunch
10.50 - 11.20 Alexis Powell-Howard, Fortis Therapy
11.20 - 11.50 Jonathan Goolden, Regulatory, Wilkin Chapman
11.50 - 12.00 Q & A

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