Leading through uncertainty: School leadership and business strategy - Birmingham

Thursday 8 Feb 2024
The BCEC, Birmingham
Manage resource, risk and reputation through strong financial management, confident leadership and effective recruitment and retention.


Why is this conference relevant?

In today’s challenging climate, strong school leadership and effective business strategy are of paramount importance to ensure financial stability and positive outcomes.

Our Leading through uncertainty conference is your opportunity to step out of school, reflect, and gain practical solutions and powerful insights. The day will equip you to prepare for, respond to, and thrive in the midst of the challenges you face daily along with unpredictability and change.

Network and learn from leading experts. Gain new, cost-efficient ways to recruit and retain high quality staff. Manage risk and resources efficiently, market your school to avoid costly falling rolls, and lead empowered, valued, and high-performing teams.

What our previous delegates have said:

“Very relevant and lots of food for thought. Lots of things to take away and implement.” - Headteacher

“Really useful at the beginning of my new role. It has provided some thoughts on how to review and possibly restructure workloads within the team.” - School business manager

“Very informative, packed a lot of content into one day. Great to have live Q&A opportunity.” - School accountant

What can I expect?

Join other school leaders in Birmingham for a full day of high-quality presentations and discussions facilitated by expert speakers who share the issues you face. You’ll also receive a suite of wraparound resources and access to all slides to enhance and share your learning with your wider teams.

  • Harness techniques for conflict mediation and managing challenging conversations.
  • Apply long-term financial strategies with effective decision making.
  • Develop clear and concise communication techniques to share your vision.
  • Implement strategies for attracting and retaining high-quality staff.
  • Recognise your own leadership strengths and areas for growth, adapting to the needs of different teams.

Who should attend?

  • Headteachers, principals, exec heads
  • School business leaders and managers, bursars
  • Senior leaders and aspiring SLT