Thames Valley School Business Managers, Heads & Senior Leaders 2019 Conference and Exhibition

Event Dates and Prices

Friday 3rd May 2019

8.00am – 3.30pm

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We are delighted to again be organising this one-day Conference and Exhibition for all School Business Managers, Headteachers and Senior Leaders and from schools in the Thames Valley.

Keynote speakers include Nick Saunders, “The Family Man” and author of “You can choose your friends …”;  Dai Durbridge of Browne Jacobson LLP; Caroline Gielnik, a strong advocate around the importance of a positive workplace culture; Leora Cruddas, CEO of the Confederation of School Trusts (CST) and Dave Keeling, Actor, Comedian and Stand Up Educationalist.

Alongside the Conference there will be an exhibition of education suppliers and those companies wishing to exhibit at this popular event should kindly contact us as soon as possible as space is limited at the venue and stands can only be offered on a first come, first served basis.

Delegates wishing to attend should please register on this site and note that discount is being offered for a second place from the same school.


Holiday Inn Maidenhead, Manor Lane SL6 2RA

Event Speakers

Caroline Gielnik

Caroline Gielnik

Caroline Gielnik is an authority on organisational development, personal development and wellbeing with over two decades experience; delivering positive change to the lives of hundreds of organisations and individuals. A strong advocate around the importance of a positive workplace culture, Caroline currently works closely with senior leadership teams in hundreds of schools to ensure they create an environment that is conducive for staff (and ultimately pupils) to thrive. As a former coach, consultant and author, Caroline brings a wealth of experience to her current role as Business Development Manager at Education Support Partnership – the UK’s only mental health and wellbeing charity for everyone working in education. Since joining, Caroline has helped the organisation grow to work face-to-face in over 900 schools and colleges. Education Support Partnership run the UK’s largest emotional support helpline for educators, operated by trained and accredited councillors, along with providing a financial grants programme for anyone who works in Education.
Dai Durbridge - Browne Jacobson LLP

Dai Durbridge - Browne Jacobson LLP

Dai is based in Browne Jacobson’s Manchester office and heads up the firm’s education team in the North West. He advises schools, academies and colleges on frontline education matters, including school admissions and exclusions, parental complaints, disqualification from childcare settings and GDPR. He is also a leading expert on safeguarding in education, chairing and speaking at numerous national conferences and writing articles and providing comment for the sector and national press. From supporting schools with allegations made against staff, peer on peer abuse and student mental health issues, to serious case reviews and Ofsted inspections Dai has been on hand to help schools with the full range of safeguarding challenges.
Dave Keeling

Dave Keeling

Dave Keeling is an Actor, Comedian, Writer and Stand Up Educationalist who delivers highly engaging programmes for Laughology. As a facilitator, presenter and trainer, Dave has worked nationally and internationally in business and education for the last 20 years specialising in change management, improving teamwork and communication, developing creativity and enhancing wellbeing.
Leora Cruddas

Leora Cruddas

Leora Cruddas is the CEO of the Confederation of School Trusts (CST). She was previously Director of Policy and Public Relations for the Association of School and College Leaders, where she was the author of ASCL’s Blueprint for a self-improving system. Leora has a wide range of experiences that reflect her passion for making a difference in the lives of children and young people. She is a committed educationalist who has extensive experience at senior executive level including six years’ experience as a Chief Education Officer in two London Local Authorities. She is a skilled policy analyst who has significant experience of influencing at the most senior levels of government and its agencies. Leora has a first class Masters’ degree in English Literature and is currently undertaking a PhD with the UCL Institute of Education on leadership in education. She has published widely.
Nick Saunders

Nick Saunders

Nick Saunders has a 25 year track record as an international keynote speaker and trainer. Nick is known as The Family Man because he demonstrates that schools are like families; you can choose your friends but work colleagues, governors, pupils and parents you’re stuck with. However, you can still get on with them and Nick shows you how… by turning relationships into results. He delivers his powerful message in a highly entertaining style that is unusual, unstuffy and unpretentious.
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Event Exhibitors

Art Projects for Schools
Campion Financial Consultancy
Creative Play
Crescent Purchasing
Exa Networks
Financial Services 4 Schools (FS4S)
GLS & Hope Education
H H & L School Support Services
Headway Coaching Ltd
J and C Education
Konica Minolta
National Online Safety
Playtime by Fawns
School ICT
Schools' Buying Club
Setter Play
Sports Plus Scheme
Streetscape Products & Services
Tempest Photography
Tucasi Ltd
Turn IT On
Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation
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