09:00 – 09:45

Registration and refreshments

09:45 – 10:00

Chair’s introduction and welcome

Ruth Bradbury, Assistant Principal, Darwen Aldridge Community Academy

10:00 – 10:30

Keynote 1

The new funding landscape 2011-2014: understanding the implications of new and existing funding streams, including the Pupil Premium
Christine Dickson, Managing Director, Centre for Education and Finance Management

10:30 – 11:00

Keynote 2

From vision to strategy: working with all partners to develop a comprehensive strategy to secure bids for external funding

Bob Jennings, OBE, Consultant, PTP Consultancy

11:00 – 11:30

Morning refreshments

11:30 – 12:30

Streamed Sessions 1

1A

1B

1C

1D

Acquiring funding in 2011: update on the latest grants available to schools
Kathy Roddy, Tutor for Fundraising Skills & Consultant specialising in fundraising and strategic development 

Delivering ICT provision at minimum cost to make efficiency savings

John Smith, ICT Network Manager, Settle College

Clarify and effectively leverage the Pupil Premium to ensure benefit to school and students

Managing the practical implications of staff redundancies and restructuring your workforce

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

13:30 – 14:00

Keynote 3

Collaborative procurement: work in partnership to successfully commission services and achieve greater efficiency savings
Paul Ainsworth, Vice Principal, Belvoir High School

14:00 – 15:00

Streamed Sessions 2

2A

2B

2C

2D

Practical insight into securing extra funding for your school: a step-by-step guide to developing a successful bid

Bob Jennings, OBE, Consultant, PTP Consultancy

Balancing budgets: analyse where cuts can be made across school budgets with least damageHusham Khan, Senior Consultant/ Business Manager & Mark Delaney, Senior Consultant, drb Management

Acquiring funding in 2011: update on the latest grants available to schools

 Kathy Roddy, Tutor for Fundraising Skills & Consultant specialising in fundraising and strategic development

Ensuring buy in smooth co-working: promoting the role of the School Business Manager amongst the SLT
Ruth Bradbury, Assistant Principal, Darwen Aldridge Community Academy

15:00 – 15:20

Afternoon refreshments

15:20 – 16:20

Streamed Sessions 3

3A

3B

3C

3D

Ensuring accurate and reliable planning and forecasting processes to demonstrate efficiency and accountability

Achieve sustainable premises management for improved carbon output and reduced energy costs

Barbara James

Eco School & Sustainability Co-ordinator, former School Bursar

Successfully managing support staff and performance management processes

Lindsey Lester,

Business Manager, St Martin’s Catholic School

Academy status: understanding the impact of increased financial independence on the School Business Manager

Ruth Bradbury, Assistant Principal, Darwen Aldridge Community Academy

16:20

Conference Close

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