Business & Finance Zone

The Business & Finance Zone is at the heart of the Schools & Academies Show and includes an exhibition area showcasing the largest suppliers of procurement services, business management solutions, consultancy, legal services, insurance, accountancy, budget management, project management and many more vital services to the day-to-day running of a school.

Within the Business & Finance Zone, you will find the Business & Finance Theatre, which will showcase leading suppliers, best-practice case studies and practical advice from leading associations such as ISBL alongside the Department for Education and Education & Skills Funding Agency.

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Business and Finance Sessions

All of the Business and Finance related sessions at the Schools & Academies Show are fully CPD certified.

Business & Finance Sessions include:

Day 1 - April 29, 2020

  • MAIN STAGE

  • SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT SUMMIT

  • BUSINESS & FINANCE THEATRE

    • 10:30 am
      Efficient Resource Management
    • 11:20 am
      The Role of School Business Leaders in an Expanding Trust
    • 12:10 pm
      Building for the Future: The Priority Schools Building Programme
    • 1:00 pm
      Understanding Academy Funding
    • 1:50 pm
      Building Capability: Managing your School Estate
    • 2:40 pm
      Finding the Right Framework and Making it Work for You
    • 3:30 pm
      Implementing GAG Pooling in Your Trust – the Practical Pro’s and Con’s

Day 2 - April 30, 2020

  • MAT SUMMIT

    • 1:00 pm
      How to Assess and Improve your MAT’s Financial Health
  • BUSINESS & FINANCE THEATRE

    • 10:00 am
      Outsourcing Services or Bringing Them Back In-House?
    • 10:50 am
      How to Improve Your Bid-writing and Grant Applications
    • 11:40 am
      Understanding Academy Funding
    • 12:30 pm
      Capital Funding Session: Condition Improvement Fund
    • 2:10 pm
      Case Study: Income Innovation with IMPACT
  • LEADERS' TOWN HALL

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Business and Finance News

Transforming Academy Finance

We sat down with Peter Wilson, CFO of Academy Transformation Trust, a large MAT based across the Midlands, the East and South-East of England to take a deep dive into the complex world of MAT finance.   ATT has had some big structural changes recently; how did you identify what improvements needed to be made? […]

school business professional

What can your school business professional do for you?

What can your school business professional do for you? The answer is no longer a simple one of just saving time and money. While these are obviously attractive benefits of the position for headteachers, the modern school business professional role goes further than this. In schools and trusts today, the school business professional has a […]

Building Financial Resilience

Building Financial Resilience in a Brave New World

Funding is one, if not the hottest topic in education right now so I am very much looking forward to my first opportunity to speak at the Show, in my new role as ASCL Business Leadership Specialist, about building financial resilience in the current climate. In light of the constant pressures faced by many in […]

It’s Teachers who Transform Life Chances

In the 20 years I have worked in the education sector as a teacher, head and now academy trust chief executive, I have advocated a range of approaches to raising standards and enhancing student attainment. Against a backdrop of ever tighter funding, it is increasingly clear that this also needs to be achieved while ensuring […]

WHAT OUR EXHIBITORS HAD TO SAY

“Judicium Education very much enjoyed Exhibiting and speaking at the Schools and Academies Show.
An excellent opportunity to engage with senior leaders, and promote discussion to better serve the education sector; as it’s needs develop and evolve.”

Alex Mehta
Judicium Education

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