Effective Financial Management in Uncertain Times - Programme

Wednesday 6 Dec 2017 - Thursday 1 Jan 1970
ILEC Conference Centre, Earls Court, London

09:00 to 09:45

09:45 to 10:00

10:00 to 10:30

10:00 – 10:30
Funding Update

Education Funding in 2018/19
Manage uncertainty surrounding the new National Funding Formula and gain clarity on increases to pensions and National Insurance to effectively prepare for the impact on your organisation

Julia Harnden, ASCL Funding Specialist


10:30 to 11:00

10:30 – 11:00
Staffing costs

How to carry out a compliant restructure:

• Understand key timelines and notice periods for leadership, teaching and non-teaching staff restructures
• Know legally when and how to harmonise t&cs and make changes to TLR systems
• Learn how to avoid tribunals and unfair dismissal claims

Heather Mitchell, Associate, Browne Jacobson LLP


11:00 to 11:20

11:20 to 11:50

11:50 to 12:50

11:50 – 12:50
Practical and interactive workshops 1


Learn how to carry out a financial audit of your staffing structure, assess relevant ratios and ensure affordability when carrying out a restructure

Micon Metcalfe, Director of Finance and Business, Dunraven School



12:50 to 13:50

13:50 to 14:50

13:50 – 14:50
Practical and interactive workshops 2

Presenting the certainty of uncertainty: Build up effective scenarios and realistic 3-5 year budgets to ensure accurate short- and long-term forecasting

Sue Birchall, Business Manager, The Malling School

Learn how to market and promote your school effectively to attract the highest-quality staff and help reduce expensive recruitment costs

Share your own experiences and learn from others during this interactive session


14:50 to 15:10

15:10 to 16:10

15:10 – 16:10
Practical and interactive workshops 3

Generating income through quality grant applications: Know where to look, gain key pointers on successful bid writing and top tips on securing approval

Work through practical examples of how to write persuasive and successful bids

What does true school-to-school collaboration look like and how can we overcome competition to achieve effective procurement and value for money?


16:10 to 16:40

16:10 – 16:40
Working smarter

How to work smarter not harder
Apply business principles and models across your practice and use these to inform your strategic business improvement plan

Nickii Messer, School Business Manager and Leadership Development