The Autonomous nature of academies brings increased risks and a need for coherent and structured financial frameworks and management strategies.  Our financial and management sessions will provide the guidance and information you need to implement best practices:

  • Principles Underpinning Academies Funding – Payments and Compliance: Mike Pettifer, Director of Funding for Academies, Education Funding Agency
  • The Future of Academy Financial Management: Will Jordan, Education Sector Manager, PS Financials
  • The Professionalisation of Finance Staff in Academies: Stephen Morales, Executive Director, NASBM
  • Case Study: Thinking Entrepreneurially – Generating Additional Income for your School: Russell Dalton, Finance and Business Director, Pershore High School
  • Balancing the Budget – What Governors and Headteachers Should Know: Giles Orr, Executive Director for Development and New markets, CIPFA
  • Using Business Intelligence: from data to better decisions: Hark Dyal, UK Public Sector Financial Controller, Microsoft Ltd; Juho Juotasniemi, UK Financial Controller, Microsoft Ltd
  • Capital Funding through the Condition Improvement Fund: Andrew Alsbury, Deputy Director, Condition and Asset Management, Education Funding Agency
  • How to Deliver a brand new Academy building with the Refurbishment Funding: Matt Isherwood, Director of Estates, Brooke Weston Trust
  • How to Manage Capital Funding Budgets within a Multi Academy Trust: Paul Atkinson, Finance Director, The Kemnal Academies Trust; James Miller, Director of Estates and Technology, Ormiston Academies Trust
  • Collaborate and Save: good practice in service procurement for academies and MATs: Rowena Hackwood, Business Development Director, Entrust; Mark Cook, Partner, Anthony Collins Solicitors
  • A ‘perfect financial storm’ hits schools this year – how do we deal with it?: Tom Clark CBE FRSA, Chairman of the Board, FASNA
  • Understanding Academy Funding: Elisabeth Baines, Manager National Funding Development and New Prgrammes (16-19), Education Funding Agency; Paul Lucas, Calculations and Allocations Unit, Education Funding Agency; Richard Stewart, Team Leader, Revenue and Grants, Education Funding Agency
  • Academies Financial Health: Jane Cunliffe, Deputy Director, Academies – London, South East and East of England, Education Funding Agency

We also have a Finance Management dedicated zone and the DfE Networking area on the exhibition show so you can network and meet with the suppliers that can help you achieve your finance goals.