Waltham Forest and Redbridge School Business Professionals Conference & Exhibition

Event Dates and Prices

Thursday 9th May 2019

‘Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much’

We are delighted to be once again organising this popular annual event in conjunction with the School Business Professionals of the London Boroughs of Waltham Forest and Redbridge.

The day promises to provide delegates with an interesting and varied day focussing on collaboration and subjects of particular interest to all School Business and Finance Managers.

Keynote speakers include Nick Saunders, “The Family Man” and author of “You can choose your friends …”;  Dai Durbridge of Browne Jacobson LLP; Sue Hugo, Consultant with the Education Support Partnership and Dave Keeling, Actor, Comedian and Stand Up Educationalist.

The event is open to all School Business Professionals in Waltham Forest, Redbridge and surrounding areas and delegates are urged to register here to secure their places as soon as possible. The cost per delegate is £60 for the first delegate and £45 per subsequent delegate from the same school with early bird discounts available if booked prior to 31st March 2019.  The cost includes VAT, lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

Education suppliers are invited to take a stand at the exhibition running alongside the Conference and should note that space is limited at this particular venue and can only be offered on a first come, first served basis.

Hallmark Hotel Chigwell Prince Regent, Manor Road, Chigwell IG8 8AE

Event Speakers

Dai Durbridge

Dai Durbridge

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.
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. https://thefamilyman.co.uk/
Sue Hugo

Sue Hugo

Sue is a skilled facilitator for a number of Education Support Partnership’s action learning and supervision programme for headteachers called Headspace. also delivers the Positive Workplace Programme, and its accompanying training. She is in frequent demand to present at conferences on the themes of creating thriving workplaces and Headteacher and senior leader stress resilience and wellbeing. Sue’s commitment to education has enabled her to recognise the challenges - and joys - of working in this demanding and remarkable profession. Her knowledge and expertise, combined with her innate ability to understand the people within the education sector makes her an invaluable resource for Education Support. Sue comes from three generations of teachers. Throughout her teaching career, spanning 21 years, she worked in England secondary schools, taught English and Drama abroad, and was a drama examiner in the southeast region of England. She joined Worklife Support (an earlier incarnation of Education Support Partnership), in 2002 and over the next 12 years worked as a Regional Consultant for the east of England, working in collaboration with local authorities and schools from Essex to Derbyshire. Sue was part of the team that spearheaded the large-scale rollout of Worklife Support’s Well-Being Programmes across Suffolk, which at one stage covered 75% of the schools in the county.
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Event Exhibitors

Creative Play
Crescent Purchasing
Education Mutual
Exa Education
GLS & Hope Education
Harrow Business Services
Havering Education Services (HES)
Hub4Leaders
InVentry Ltd
Juniper Pursuits Limited
NPW
Orbis Partnership
Playtime by Fawns
REED Specialist Recruitment
RISO UK
School ICT Services
Schools' Buying Club
Setter Play
Strictly Education
Suntrap Forest Centre
Vancols Ltd
Waltham Forest Traded Services
Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation
Zen Educate
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