AGBIS/HMC/ISBA webinar conference series

24 – 27 November 2020 Webinar

A series of one-hour webinars will replace this bi-annual conference. We will hold sessions on 24, 25, 26 and 27 November as follows:

Tuesday 24 November


Plenary 1

The current landscape of the sector

Julie Robinson, Barnaby Lenon


Breakout A

Lessons from recent H&S prosecutions involving schools, with practical tips to avoid prosecution and stay out of jail

Simon Joyston-Bechal


Breakout B

Safeguarding in the digital age

Charlotte Aynsley


Breakout C

Teacher Recruitment and Retention: challenges and opportunities in 2020 and beyond

  • the national recruitment picture for ITT
  • changes to training for new teachers – from NQTs to Early Career Teachers (ECTs)
  • Growing and keeping our own



Judith Fenn

Wednesday 25 November


Plenary 2

Ensuring successful and sustainable schools

Mungo Dunnet

Tina Allison

Sue Roxby



Breakout D

Reputation Management

  • Expecting the Worst: Proactive planning
  • Disaster Strikes: Reactive response
  • Managing the Media

Dan Baker


Breakout E

IICSA – where next

Tabitha Cave


Breakout F

Legal update

Ben Collingwood

Thursday 26 November


Breakout G

Creating a culture of CPD and developing leaders

Cheryl Connelly

David Woodgate

Simon Hyde


Breakout H

Covid safe school trips

Simon Turner


Breakout I

Effective governance structures/evaluating board performance

Richard Harman


Breakout J

Developing digital and schools’ response post-COVID

Ian Phillips

Friday 27 November


Final Plenary

Imperfect Leadership in Uncertain Times

Steve Munby

Dan Baker will be one of our expert speakers and he will be offering a webinar on reputation management for independent schools.  Dan spent 10 years as a reporter and on-screen presenter at ITV in the Midlands, presenting live daily news bulletins and programmes. He also had his own weekly current affairs show which saw him interview many leading political figures including Tony Blair, Michael Howard and John Prescott.  Dan then moved into corporate communications, becoming Head of Media for Anglian Water. During his five years there he won several awards, including a coveted CIPR Excellence Award for crisis communications management. He has been working as a consultant and coach since 2009. 

Pricing for the AGBIS/HMC/ISBA webinar conference series:

£50 per individual session

£200 for a package including 3 plenaries and 2 breakouts as well as access to all recordings when available.