A graduate of Newcastle University, where he studied politics, Ed’s career in journalism started with freelance shifts on local papers in West London before he took his first staff job on the lesser known business-to-business paper Heating and Ventilating News in 2000. In 2002, Ed joined The Architects’ Journal as a reporter, rising to news editor in 2004. In 2008, after a brief stint running New Media Age, a weekly trade magazine for the digital sector, he was appointed to the news editorship of the TES. Since early 2012 he has run features and comment together with a roving online brief.
11:45 am - 12:30 pm | Theatre: Finance & Benchmarking Open Theatre Continuing to Thrive – Securing Financial Viability in a Turbulent Landscape – Practical advice from Primary and Secondary MAT Leaders
This session will cover:
Developing strategies to overcome budgetary pressures and ensure long term financial resilience for your MAT
Assessing the implications of the National Funding Formula
How schools and academies can overcome an 8% fall in real value school budgets
This seminar will explore what we are learning about prominent roles within school-led systems and the ethical dimension that underpins leadership development beyond the single school. It will present an optimistic platform upon which a sector-led school improvement system with integrity can be developed.
Q&A to follow
12:25 am - 12:55 am | Theatre: Learning Theatre 2 Take back Control of your Budget and your Teacher Talent Pipeline
This session will cover:
How a proactive approach to recruitment gives you back control of your spend
How schools and MATs can market their ’employer brand’
How to identify which job roles need escalating – and how to make an impact quickly
Case studies: our schools/MATs that have used these methods and found significant savings (and great teachers!)
11:20 am - 11:50 am | Theatre: Learning Theatre 4 Sponsored Seminar HCSS Education
HCSS Education provides practical and effective solutions to the business of education. For over a decade, schools, academies, multi-academy trusts and local authorities have benefited from our extensive knowledge and understanding of the education sector. As part of the Access Group, HCSS Education offers a complete one-stop shop with access to an extensive software portfolio for the whole organisation, from finance systems through HR, Payroll, Asset Management, Data Analysis and Insight.
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