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

Valuable Lessons in improving economy and efficiency in schools

Simon Mahoney, Head of Studies, The Audit Commission

10:30 – 11:00

Keynote 2

Funding update from DCSF

Dugald Sandeman, Director – School Resources Group, DCSF

11:00 – 11:30

Morning refreshments

11:30 – 12:30

Streamed Sessions 1

1A

1B

1C

1D

Update on grants available to schools – acquiring funding in 2010

Anne Daley, Schools tutor, Fundraising Skills

Effective HR and personnel management for bursars

Lindsey Lester, Business Manager, St Martin’s Catholic School

Funding ICT improvements – impact, outcomes and sustainability

John Smith, ICT Network Manager, Settle College

Effective premises management to reduce carbon output

Ken Heaten, Energy Manager, MITIE

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

13:30 – 14:00

Keynote 3

Writing winning collaborative bids – the rules

Bob Jennings OBE, Consultant, PTP Consultancy

14:00 – 15:00

Streamed Sessions 2

2A

2B

2C

2D

Effective budgets and business planning

Bob Jennings OBE, Consultant, PTP Consultancy

Leading sustainability in schools – the role of the School Business Manager

Barbara James, Bursar, Long Eaten School

How to get the most out of Virtual Learning Environments – issues and solutions for Bursars

Practical steps for bursars to build a positive health and safety culture in the workplace

Gill O’Donnell, Education Consultant – Health and Safety

15:00 – 15:20

Afternoon refreshments

15:20 – 16:20

Streamed Sessions 3

3A

3B

3C

3D

Saving money, acquiring funding and reducing carbon output though sustainable activities

Richard Dunne, Headteacher, Ashley CofE Primary School

Becoming an effective member of the SLT – Developing the role of the School Business Manager

Ruth Bradbury, Assistant Principal, Darwen Aldridge Community Academy

Measuring effectiveness – Assessing pupil progress linked to expenditure

E-procurement – improving your buying power and providing more choice

Claire Dicks,

Assistant Director

(Technology Delivery),

DCSF Educational Procurement Centre

16:20

Conference Close

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