School Business Managers

Why Should School Business Managers Attend The Schools & Academies Show?

The Schools & Academies Show will provide Schools Business Managers with the chance to network with like-minded peers, meet leading education suppliers, hear from leading policymakers and school professionals and learn from best practice case studies.

We understand that the role of a School Business Manager can be very time-consuming, so having the time to source, meet and test out suppliers can often be an overlooked task.  By attending the Schools & Academies Show, School Business Managers will have the chance to not only meet these requirements but benefit from the exclusive discounts and offers provided by suppliers at the event.

By registering for a free entry ticket today, all School Business Managers will benefit from dedicated seminars and presentations taking place across the two days, scroll down to have a look at some of our key speakers and must-attend seminars.

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Key Speakers To Watch

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Day 1 - April 29, 2020




    • 10:30 am
      Efficient Resource Management
    • 11:20 am
      Understanding Academy Funding
    • 12:10 pm
      Collaborative Purchasing Power
    • 1:00 pm
      More with Less Funding: How Are Schools Tackling this Issue?
    • 1:50 pm
      How to Make a Framework Work – Understanding What Frameworks Deliver
    • 2:40 pm
      Building Capability: Condition Data Collection 2020-21
    • 3:30 pm
      Building for the Future: The Priority Schools Building Programme

Day 2 - April 30, 2020


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

    • 10:00 am
      Outsourcing Services or Bringing Them Back In-House?
    • 10:50 am
      Understanding Academy Funding
    • 11:40 am
      Finding the Right Framework and Making it Work for You
    • 12:30 pm
      Better Financial Reporting – Simplifying your Financial Reporting
    • 1:20 pm
      Tools for Excellence: DfE – Making the Most from Using your Data
    • 2:10 pm
      Case Study: Income Innovation with IMPACT
    • 10:00 am
      Implementing GAG Pooling in Your Trust – the Practical Pro’s and Con’s

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The 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.

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The Business & Finance Theatre

The Business & Finance Theatre will be at the centre of the Business & Finance Zone and will host a range of best-practice case studies from school practitioners, insightful presentations from leading associations such as ISBL and policy updates from the Department for Education and Education & Skills Funding Agency. 

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The Government Education Village

This hugely popular area on the show floor is designed as a drop-in centre where you can put your questions to experts from across the Department for Education and the Education & Skills Funding Agency. Across the two days, DfE and ESFA will also be providing interactive demonstrations and short presentations on a variety of topics.

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