The SBS team is out and about at events throughout the year and will be delighted to meet you in person.

If you are attending any of our events, please visit our stand to find out how SBS can put together a tailored package to support you and your school.


LASBM | Conference East – Blackburn

5th February 2020

LASBM | Conference West – Preston

11th March 2020

LASBM hold regular conferences, and members can attend one each term. Their events are popular and highly-rated, comprising a mix of keynote speakers, relevant sponsor presentations and exhibitors, and SBM development and networking.

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School Business Leaders Conference 2020 – Leeds | tbc

11th February 2020

In conjunction with Fusion HR, Leeds School Managers Forum are holding their annual School Business Leaders conference on 11th February 2020.

Designed to provide support on key topics that school leaders in and around Leeds and Wakefield need help with to assist them in their role. We are pleased to share with you the Agenda for the day and information about our key speakers.

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Schools & Academies Show 2020 – London | Excel

29th & 30th April – 9:00am – 4:30pm

Delivering senior government speakers and association leaders from across the education sector. Supporting personal growth with free CPD certified seminar content and best-practice workshops.

An exceptional platform which allows you to engage with over 3,000 influential professionals all looking to connect, network and do business.

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EdExec LIVE Conference South – London | 30 Euston Square

18th June 20202

EdExec LIVE focuses on delivering relevant information, practical advice, aspirational stories and pragmatic solutions to the latest challenges and changes occurring in the sector.

Sessions cover everything from finance and funding to legal advice and staff management to CPD, HR and ICT – all delivered by a host of sector experts.

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NAHT School Business Leaders Conference – tbc

1st July 2020

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ISBL (NASBM) Annual Conference 2020 – Birmingham

Hilton Birmingham Metropole, The NEC Birmingham, Pendigo Way, Marston Green, B40 1PP

12th & 13th November 2020

The event attracts school business professionals from a range of school types, phases and settings. ISBL ensure that the content developed covers both maintained and academy schools of all sizes and type.

It is essential that we consider practice at every level and across all types of school setting as good practice is emerging across all of these.

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Schools & Academies Show 2020 – Birmingham | NEC

18th November & 19th November – 9:00am – 4:30pm

Delivering senior government speakers and association leaders from across the education sector. Supporting personal growth with free CPD certified seminar content and best-practice workshops.

An exceptional platform which allows you to engage with over 3,000 influential professionals all looking to connect, network and do business.

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Data Management Forum – London

Swiss Cottage School, Development & Research Centre, 80 Avenue Road, Camden, London, NW8 6HX

Tuesday 26th November 2019 | Session for primaries: 10:00–12:00 | Session for secondaries: 13:30–15:30

Following on from our previous events, our next Data Managers Forum will take place on Tuesday 26th November. Hosted by Viv Reed, MIS Manager at SBS, the event will have a focus on Exams, Census and SIMS resources available to support schools in data management and analysis.

This session is focussed directly on data management in Primary, Special and Secondary Schools. We invite you to come along to hear about the latest tools available, upcoming developments, share best-practice and discuss your challenges with experts and peers.

School Business Services are pleased to be able to offer to facilitate this and future sessions from the lovely training facilities at Swiss Cottage School in Camden.

Academies Show London

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ISBL (NASBM) Annual Conference 2019 – Birmingham

Hilton Birmingham Metropole, The NEC Birmingham, Pendigo Way, Marston Green, B40 1PP

20th November 2019

This year ISBL’s national conference will focus on how professionals can illuminate their own leadership and that of their colleagues; both within their own setting and across the sector.

The school business profession celebrates its 30th anniversary as a unique and identifiable role within the state education sector.

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Schools & Academies Show 2019 – Birmingham | NEC

13th & 14th November 2019 – 9:00am – 4:30pm

Delivering senior government speakers and association leaders from across the education sector. Supporting personal growth with free CPD certified seminar content and best-practice workshops.

An exceptional platform which allows you to engage with over 3,000 influential professionals all looking to connect, network and do business.

Master Competitive Agility

1. Costing effective due diligence
     a. utilising domain expertise to mitigate transfer risk
     b. costing due diligence process
     c. who should be involved and why?
2. Maximising competitiveness through effective business strategy
     a. effective operating model
     b. ensuring consistency of operations and controlling risks
     c. opportunity for financial savings to secure the financial viability
3. Assessing value for money
     a. assessing the balance of financial savings against operational effectiveness
     b. workforce calibration and commercial accountability
     c. structured evidence-based improvement

Academies Show London

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Wessex Association of Leaders in Education (WALE) – The Sandbanks Hotel

Thursday 14th November 2019 – Times TBA

Conferences South West is pleased to invite you to attend the above event to be held at The Sandbanks Hotel, Poole, Dorset. It is anticipated that up to 100+ Primary Heads and Deputies will attend the second event for 2019.

Exhibitors will be sited in The Railway Carriage, Sandbanks Lounge and Coffee shop area where refreshments will be served. Lunch will be served in the restaurant which is adjacent to The Railway Carriage.

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Arbor Education
We will be located on a stand with Arbor Education who will be available for you to speak to on Thursday 14th – Friday 15th November 2019.

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Cornwall Association of Primary Headteachers Conference – Eden Project

Thursday 17th October 2019 – 08:30am-4:00pm

This is the biggest education conference held in Cornwall and to meet 400 educators from across Cornwall, including Headteachers, Heads of School, CEOs, Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Business Managers, Secretaries and SENDCos.

The day will offer CPD across the curriculum, with a mix of keynotes and practical workshops, and input from national and local speakers.

Cornwall Association of Primary Heads

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SBS School Business Network – SBS Poole Office | SBS House • Marshes End • Upton Road • Poole • Dorset • BH17 7AG

Thursday 10th October 2019 – 08:00-09:30

We began this network as School Business Managers had expressed a desire to meet to establish a strong supportive network locally where they can discuss current issues, share best-practice, and offer an understanding ear for the unique challenges that they face in their diverse and ever-changing roles.

Never fear if you didn’t attend our previous date. Each session has a self-contained structure and agenda, designed to provide insight, topical debates so that our delegates will leave information to apply in their day-to-day roles.

Refreshments and pastries will be provided!

Academies Show London

Arbor Education
Featuring an ‘Insight Reporting’ session from Arbor Education – The simple, smart cloud-based MIS transforming the way schools & MATs work

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The School Business Professional Celebration Dinner 2019 – Birmingham

Hyatt Regency Birmingham, 2 Bridge Street, Birmingham, United Kingdom, B1 2JZ

20th September 2019

The School Business Professional Celebration Dinner is being hosted by Howard Jackson, CEO of Hub4Leaders in partnership with ISBL to celebrate the contribution school business professionals have made to education & commemorate 30 years since Howard introduced the very first bursar group.

The event is a celebration of excellence and achievement and a thank you to those who work in the engine rooms of our schools who demonstrate extraordinary commitment, value and innovation in a constantly changing sector.

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SBM Conference 2019 – Newcastle | St James’ Park

13th June 2019

The Schools North East School Business Management Conference 2019 offers all of the benefits of a high profile national conference right here in the North East. This is now the biggest event of its kind in the country!

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BASBM Summer Conference 2019

27th June 2019

Speak to us for more details

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GASBM Conference 2019 – Cheltenham | Cheltenham Racecourse

28th June 2019

This event will build on four previously very successful events, attended by 70 exhibitors and sponsors and approximately 200 delegates each year, representing the School Business Management profession from Secondary, Primary and Special schools in Gloucestershire and surrounding counties.

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Leeds School Manager Forum | Leeds – Shakespeare Primary School

14th May 2019

Event held in partnership with Fusion HR. SBS will be delivering an informative session on budget planning and deficit recovery.

Speak to us for more details.

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Complimentary SIMS Overview for Primary schools – London | Swiss Cottage School

1st May 2019

Session Agenda:

  • SIMS Primary – Ben Jones, Capita
  • KS1 and KS2 CAS Reports – Janette Hall, Capita
  • Census Update – David Fisher
Academies Show London

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Achieving Efficiencies in Multi-Academy Trusts – London | IBIS Conference Centre

9th May 2019

Develop innovative procurement strategies and assess your MAT’s efficiency to achieve economies of scale.

ISBL recognise Optimus Education training as relevant and applicable training against their members annual continuous professional development (CPD) each year.

Optimus Education

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Muntham House School – Horsham | Muntham House School

15th March 2019

The theme of this conference is “ENGAGING BEHAVIOUR: Perspectives from SEMH Communities Provisions and Schools.” and the programme will include keynote talks from Dr Darren Bowering and Richard Boyle.

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SSBL Conference – Winter Gardens | Weston super Mare

30th January 2019

Within North Somerset, Bursars, Administrators and Business Managers have networked for over ten years via the BABM Network. Over time this has evolved but still remains a most valuable method of professional networking available in our ever changing and expanding roles.

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Data Managers Forum – London

Swiss Cottage School, Development & Research Centre, 80 Avenue Road, Camden, London, NW8 6HX

Wednesday 7th November 2018 | Session for secondaries: 13:00–16:00

Following on from our rewarding inaugural event during the Summer term, our next Data Managers Forum will take place on Wednesday 7th November. Hosted by Viv Reed, MIS Manager at SBS, the event will have a focus on assessment and SIMS resources available to support schools in data management and analysis.

We invite you to come along to hear about the latest tools available, upcoming developments, share best-practice and discuss your challenges with experts and peers.

School Business Services are pleased to be able to offer to facilitate this and future sessions from the lovely training facilities at Swiss Cottage School in Camden.

Academies Show London

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ISBL National Conference 2018 – Birmingham

Hilton Birmingham Metropole, The NEC Birmingham, Pendigo Way, Marston Green, B40 1PP

Thursday 15th & Friday 16th November 2018

Our National Conference is the only two-day event solely dedicated to the school business leadership and management professional, where all content is tailored specifically to this target audience, including national networking opportunities, high quality keynote speakers, interactive workshops, policy direction and practical tools to take back to your school.

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Schools & Academies Show 2018 – Birmingham

NEC Birmingham, North Avenue, Marston Green, Birmingham, B40 1NT

Wednesday 21st November 2018 – 9:00am – 4:30pm

Delivering senior government speakers and association leaders from across the education sector. Supporting personal growth with free CPD certified seminar content and best-practice workshops. An exceptional platform which allows you to engage with over 3,000 influential professionals all looking to connect, network and do business.

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The Leicestershire Academies Group – Nottingham

The Yew Tree Hotel, Packington Hill, Kegworth, DE74 2DF

Thursday 1st November 2018

The Leicestershire Academies Group meets on a termly basis and we welcome suppliers to attend these conferences to promote their products and services to our members. This is a newly formed rapidly developing group that currently has over 160 members with numbers increasing every year.

The group has been formed to support all types of roles within the Academy e.g. Chair of the Board of Trustees, Governors, CEO’s, Headteachers, CFO’s, Business Managers and other Senior Leaders. The group will provide a self-sufficient support to the Academy Sector within the Leicestershire area and beyond over the coming years.

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Education events at SBS House – Wednesday 17th October 2018, 09:00-17:00

SBS House, Marshes End, Upton Road, Poole, Dorset, BH17 7AG

Showcase lunch – Improve your school with cloud-based software

13:00-15:30

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SBS School Business Network – October ’18 session

15:30-17:00

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Special Schools Data Managers Forum – London

Swiss Cottage School, Development & Research Centre, 80 Avenue Road, Camden, London, NW8 6HX

Wednesday 19th September 2018 – 10:00-13:30

Following on from our first Data Managers Forum during the Summer term, the event will have a focus on SIMS Interventions, the use of the SEN module for more advanced documentation storing (i.e. EHCP as linked docs) and in the Needs area how to add in links to good web sites for guidance.

Hosted by Viv Reed, MIS Manager at SBS, the speakers at the event will be Janette Hall (Capita), Abdul Raheem Hafeez (Swiss Cottage School) and Carmel Fox (West Lea School).

We invite you to come along to hear about the latest tools available for Special Schools, upcoming developments, share best-practice and discuss your challenges with experts and peers.

School Business Services are pleased to be able to offer to facilitate this and future sessions from the lovely training facilities at Swiss Cottage School, an outstanding school in Camden for children with complex learning difficulties, emotional, behavioural and communication difficulties.

Academies Show London

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Data Managers Forum – London | Swiss Cottage School • Development & Research Centre • 80 Avenue Road • Camden • London • NW8 6HX

Wednesday 11th July 2018 – 09:30-16:00

Hosted by Viv Reed, MIS Manager at SBS, our inaugural Data Managers Forum on Wednesday 11th July will have a focus on assessment and SIMS resources available to support schools in data management and analysis.

Guest presentations from Janette Hall and Ben Jones from Capita will form part of the session along with a Consultancy Café and a chance to Ask the Panel.

There are two separate sessions Primary (morning) and Secondary (afternoon). We invite you to come along to hear about the latest tools available, upcoming developments, share best-practice and discuss your challenges with experts and peers.

Academies Show London

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The Academies Show – London | ExCel

25th April 2018

This is the definitive one-stop show to hear and learn the latest developments and issues affecting the education sector.

The Academies Show is a free-to-attend show comprising of a comprehensive exhibition housed within 6 targeted zones and an information-packed conference and seminar agenda.

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Complimentary SIMS Overview – SBS Poole Office | SBS House • Marshes End • Upton Road • Poole • Dorset • BH17 7AG

12th June 2018

The sessions – one for primary schools and one for secondary schools – demonstrate how SIMS can be maximised to support school improvement and reduce costs.

Morning session for Primary Schools 10:00 – 11:45

Afternoon session for Secondary Schools 13:00 – 15:00

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SBS School Business Network – SBS Poole Office | SBS House • Marshes End • Upton Road • Poole • Dorset • BH17 7AG

12th June 2018 – 15:30-17:00

We began this network as School Business Managers had expressed a desire to meet to establish a strong supportive network locally where they can discuss current issues, share best-practice, and offer an understanding ear for the unique challenges that they face in their diverse and ever-changing roles.

Never fear if you didn’t attend our previous date. Each session has a self-contained structure and agenda, designed to provide insight, topical debates so that our delegates will leave information to apply in their day-to-day roles.

Refreshments and pastries will be provided!

Academies Show London

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