East London School Business Leaders Conference & Exhibition

Event Dates and Prices

Friday 8th November 2019

8.00am – 3.50pm

“Courageous Leadership in Uncertain Times

We are delighted to have been asked by the London Borough of Newham School Business Management Network to assist them this year with their 2019 Annual Conference and Exhibition.

The event is being held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Docklands and will consist of a Conference with keynote speakers David Cameron, Michael Quigley and Jean Boyle, workshops being provided by a variety of presenters and an education suppliers exhibition.  Please see below for full listings of speakers and exhibitors.

Organisations wishing to take a stand at this event should kindly contact us as soon as possible as space at the venue is limited and stands can only be offered on a first come, first served basis.

Programme

Main Sponsor

Crowne Plaza London Docklands, Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1AL

All School Business Managers in Newham and surrounding boroughs are invited to attend and the charge per delegate is £60.00 including VAT, lunch and all refreshments throughout the day.  Delegates wishing to attend should please register and select their preferred workshops using the button to the left of this page. Please note that this event opens at 8.00am with registration, refreshments, exhibition and an early bird champagne breakfast draw.

Workshops

The following workshops will be running and can be selected on the booking form.

1A. School Resource Management Self-Assessment Tool - the new SFVS explained!

Vicky Butters, SAAF Education

Day: Friday
Time: 9:45 am
Duration: 45 mins

1B. What’s new in Academy Finance

Justine Berkeley (SBM Services)

Day: Friday
Time: 9:45 am
Duration: 45 mins

2A. Wellbeing - Staff Mindsets

Ross McWilliam, MindsetPro

Day: Friday
Time: 11:45 am
Duration: 45 mins

2B. Managing Success

David Cameron

Day: Friday
Time: 11:45 am
Duration: 45 mins

3A. Getting the best out of your team - Conversation tools

Michael Quigley, Kataholos

Day: Friday
Time: 2:20 pm
Duration: 45 mins

3B. Contracts Management

Ciara Campfield, Partner, Education Team, Stone King

Day: Friday
Time: 2:20 pm
Duration: 45 mins

Event Speakers

Ciara Campfield

Ciara Campfield

Ciara has amassed a wealth of experience advising a range of education institutions on corporate, commercial and governance matters. Ciara started her career at Eversheds before moving to Stone King to focus more on developing her education practice. She has a particular interest and specialism in advising on the development of joint ventures and multi-partner collaborations comprising local authorities, education and business. She has a particular interest in advising general further education colleges and sixth form colleges on corporate and commercial matters, including mergers, restructures and federations. A core aspect of Ciara’s work involves advising on the set up of new education institutions (academies and group training organisations offering skills-based learning focused on local area and needs). Recent examples of Ciara’s work includes advising a leading further education college on its bid (as lead partner) to establish one of the country’s first Institutes of Technology, based on the German polytechnic model. Ciara’s advice entailed leading on, and negotiating, the underpinning legal structure for the Institute, advising on various funding streams and loan arrangements, investment structures, validation arrangements, pastoral and governance matters. Ciara also provides a range of commercial and corporate advice to academy trusts and spends her time advising the largest multi academy trusts on project work and public procurement issues and strategy.
David Cameron

David Cameron

David Cameron is a highly experienced educator and a fantastic speaker, known to all as the ‘Real David Cameron’. He combines an overview of education, from policy making at national level to knowing what makes children tick in a real classroom and everything in between, with the ability to call a spade a spade. He uses this unique perspective to help educators across the UK understand the power they have to cut through the policies and practices that get in the way of simply doing the best possible job they can in a way that makes sense for everyone. A highly entertaining, engaging and thought-provoking speaker comfortable working at all stages, and in any sector, David has worked across the UK and internationally with teachers, school leaders and governors. He has the knack of showing up the guff thrown at schools on a seemingly daily basis for what it is, combined with the ability to suggest eminently common sense and practical solutions that inspire all audience members to re-evaluate their day-to-day work. With his help, teachers and leaders can then get on with the serious job of educating young people properly. He was Director of Children’s Services for Stirling Council. Before that he was Head of Education in East Lothian. He has been an Area Manager providing support and challenge to a large group of schools in Fife, Performance Review Manager with overall responsibility for Quality Assurance and, before that an Adviser responsible for curriculum development and assessment. He has worked in schools up to the early ‘90s and has extensive experience in school management at all levels and experience of leading a major national development of curriculum and assessment in Scotland introducing new Standard Grade courses. He was President of the Association of Directors of Education Scotland and has been involved with a range of national groups, notably on Curriculum for Excellence, Outdoor Education and Looked After Children. As a consultant, He has supported Midlothian Council in their reorganisation of services to Children and Families and engaged with Skills Development Scotland in a major review of policy procedures and practice. I have since led reviews on class size regulations and arrangements for devolved school management.
Jean Boyle

Jean Boyle

With over 10 years’ post qualification experience in the education sector, Jean is an accomplished employment lawyer who specialises in acting for those in the not for profit and education sector and is fully versed in the employment law issues facing these organisations. Jean has extensive experience in advising a range of clients on all aspects of employment law. She has particular expertise in TUPE issues especially on outsourcing and has supported many clients through complex TUPE transfers. Alongside the other partners in the team, Jean acts for clients in relation to the most complex advisory cases and supervises junior colleagues in dealing with routine enquiries. Since joining Stone King in 2008 Jean has developed a niche practice alongside her employment advice which provides support to schools on issues relating to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme and the Local Government Pension Scheme. In this respect Jean has particular expertise in relation to public to private sector outsourcing and admission arrangements. Jean aims to provide practical, sector specific advice and works with clients to support their strategic plans and provide client focused support. Jean is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and the Association of Pension Lawyers, is a regular speaker at national and regional conferences and writes for numerous publications on sector specific issues.
Michael Quigley, BA (Hons) 1st class, MA, PGCE

Michael Quigley, BA (Hons) 1st class, MA, PGCE

Michael is a former primary school teacher with extensive experience of teaching, coaching, leading and team membership, coupled with a life-long enduring passion for and interest in fitness, wellbeing, personal formation and fulfilment. He has a passion for inspiring and enabling people towards their full potential, expressed through his speeches, course delivery, professional services, articles and online video content. His business Kataholos specialises in On-boarding services for new employees and new managers and leaders. Kataholos also offer their first book, launched last year, that lays out the Kataholos Philosophy, which aims to enable people to live a wholistic full life in mind, body, spirit, emotional and digital health. This has led to the launch of their first video based online learning course, which has recently taken their reach to international levels.
Ross McWilliam

Ross McWilliam

Ross is a freelance speaker and author with over 30 years’ experience within education. He has worked in over 1,000 schools and engaged with over one million young children, adolescents and professional staff. His areas of focus are Wellbeing, Emotional Confidence & Resilience, Behaviour Management, Pupil Engagement, Mindsets, Staff Motivation and Change Management. Ross speaks nationally around the subject of mindsets and has spoken at NAHT Conference 2017, Northwest Heads Conference 2017, ISBL National Conference 2018, Wirral SBM 2019, LASBM 2019 and Ealing Borough Council Conference 2019. Ross writes for various educational journals including TES, Headteacher Update and Primary Times and has written four books on children’s mental health and performance. His latest book is out in August 2019. At today’s Conference, Ross will address delegates on the issue of staff wellbeing. Ross will identify stress flashpoints, offer a measurement tool to quantify current stress levels and provide short- and long-term strategies to improve wellbeing. However, Ross believes that a belief in self whilst being connected, are core to sustainable wellbeing. Ross will also talk about how being too resilient, may in fact, be a precursor for stress. Ross not only speaks from a position of authority, but has had his own wellbeing challenges which involved scarring, physical disability, and a series of panic attacks over recent years. This unique viewpoint helps him connect with his audiences and their wellbeing challenges.
Vicky Butters

Vicky Butters

Vicky has over 17 years’ experience providing strategic, operational and transactional financial management support to schools, academies and multi-academy trusts. This experience was gained through her current position at SAAF Education as Senior Finance Consultant and previous position in Nottingham City Council’s School Finance Team. Vicky has a thorough knowledge of school and academy finance and supports multiple clients with budget setting each year. Vicky’s friendly and approachable manner enable her to deliver training to a varied audience and explain complex information in a jargon freeway.
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Event Exhibitors

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Full Works FM
HES
idXtra
Pentagon Play
Portakabin
RISO UK
SAAF Education
Step Teachers
Strictly Education
Synergy Construction and Property Consultants
Temple Knight
TheSchoolBus
Turn IT On
Vision Teaching
Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation
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