Annual Conference 2022

Annual Conference 2022

Our Annual Conference will provide essential training for Governors, Bursars, Clerks, Heads and Senior Leaders. Join us on the 17th March 2022 at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE

We have some excellent guest speakers joining us, including Jonathan Simons, Director and Head of the Education Practice at Public First, Julie Robinson, ISC CEO, Joe Nellis, Professor of Global Economy at Cranfield University and Vanessa Ward, ISI Chief Inspector.

There will be 4 breakout groups in the morning, which will be repeated in the afternoon.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be a Survey Monkey link sent out at a later date for delegates to select their breakout sessions.

The breakouts are:

Breakout A – Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (Maria Strauss – Partner, Farrer & Co)
The Farrers team will explore equity, equality and inclusion in schools, dealing with “culture wars” and embedding an EDI strategy in your school

Breakout B – Safeguarding in Affluent Environments: Challenging the way we look at safeguarding risks (Sam Coutinho & Nigel Taylor - Consultants, AGBIS Board Members)
This session will explore safeguarding and child protection in affluent environments, and introduce a more proactive approach to identifying safeguarding risks than the traditional compliance model.

Breakout C - Creating Psychological Safety: what is it and how do you create & maintain it? (Kim Gregory - Leadership Coach, Evolve Leadership)
When leaders lead effectively, they deliberately create a culture within which people develop, manage and lead (themselves and others) effectively, and colleagues are fully engaged and thriving. In this session we will explore:

1. What psychological safety is / isn’t (and how it impacts a team)
2. How to spot when it is present and when it’s absent (and what to do about it)
3. How to create and sustain it (and unintentionally kill it)

Breakout D - Securing Your Financial Future (Tracey Young – Partner and Head of Education, haysmacintyre)
This session will cover the importance of good planning, effective financial monitoring and responsible decision making to ensure the financial security of your school.