Waltham Forest and Redbridge School Business Professionals Conference & Exhibition

Event Dates and Prices

Tuesday 3rd July 2018

“Hope is not a strategy”

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 subjects of particular interest to all those involved in school management.

Keynote speakers are:

Sonia Gill – ‘Successful Difficult Conversations in Schools’
Christine Bayliss – ‘Using risk management to improve school management’
Justin Smith – ‘Marketing your school’

Delegates are urged to register here to secure their places as soon as possible.

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

Christine Bayliss

Christine Bayliss

Christine runs her own company offering consultancy and support to academy trusts, schools and local authorities. Until 2015 she worked in the DfE heading up the South East, South London Regional Free Schools Implementation team, leading on Academy Funding Policy and advising Big Lottery on Change Management and Strategy. She has served as chair of governors of a primary school and is currently Vice Chair with responsibility for Standards on the Board of Trustees of Aurora Academy Trust based in Sussex.
Justin Smith - Owner, Chameleon Training and Consultancy.

Justin Smith - Owner, Chameleon Training and Consultancy.

Following a career spent in private sector business development and marketing, Justin moved into the education sector over 20 years ago and has worked as a senior leader in 3 large secondary schools in Suffolk and Norfolk. In 2017 Justin established his own business, Chameleon Training and Consultancy, designed to provide specialist marketing, income generation and bid writing services to the education sector. A vastly experienced bid writer, Justin has secured over £7 million in additional income for schools, from a variety of sources including conventional grants and trust funds, commercial sponsorship and donations. Chameleon Training and Consultancy has developed a suite of practical and innovative products, services and masterclasses to support school leaders nationally, from stand-alone primary schools to large multi-academy trusts. Justin was awarded the Guardian/ISBL Marketing Award in 2015, became an ISBL Fellow in 2017 and is a member of the Institute of Fundraising.
Sonia Gill

Sonia Gill

Founder and Director of Heads Up, and author of 'Successful Difficult Conversations in School' (ranked #1 on Amazon) is an educational leadership coach who supports school leaders to create ‘Outstanding’ schools. She is a qualified teacher and a successful business leader, leading multi-million-pound businesses and teams of hundreds. Her company, Heads Up, has supported hundreds of school leaders make their difficult conversations more successful and a lot less stressful
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Event Exhibitors

3P Learning
Altuity Solutions Ltd
AzteQ Solutions
Campion Financial Consultancy
Clearlink Telecoms and Data
Computer Talk
Dataphone Communications Ltd
Every By IRIS
Haslers Chartered Accountants
J and C Education
Modulek Ltd
National Online Safety
Pentagon Play
Playtime by Fawns
Proactive AV
Sika Liquid Plastics
Strictly Education
Tempest Photography
The Consortium Education
Waltham Forest Catering/School Meals Service
Waltham Forest Traded Services
Wesleyan Financial Services
Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation
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