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School Business Leaders' Conference 2022


A dedicated conference organised by the largest union for education leaders.

Thriving in a Climate of Change

Thursday, 7th July, 2022

The King's House Conference Centre, Manchester

NAHT are excited to announce the 2022 SBL conference face-to-face event in Manchester. This dedicated conference for School Business Leaders will reflect the unique nature of the SBL's role in education, with the programme designed by practising SBLs serving on the NAHT SBL committee.

The theme for the day is ‘Thriving in a Climate of Change’ and is about re-setting the top priorities for the future of business leadership in education. With a consideration for managing the pressures of their roles, the need to balance well-being with changed expectations for transparency and decision making also demands a high level of comfort with ambiguity and uncertainty. School Business Leaders can thrive by challenging old assumptions and business models, understanding how to navigate a different course defined by their determination to make effective business decisions in our rapidly changing world.

Keynote Speakers


Will Hussey  Sinead Mc Brearty Sharon Warmington 



Session One
Growing a Culture of Well-being in a Post-Pandemic World with Andrew Cowley
Building the Relationship between SBLs and Governing Boards with Janet Myers, NGA
No Holds Financial Intelligence with Husham Khan
Apprenticeship Ambassador Scheme

Session Two
Business Leadership for Sustainability with Alex Green
Recruiting and Retaining Staff with NAHT Recruiter
Navigating Through Change with Paul Thompson
HR Management and Financial Reporting to Governors with Philippa Ollerhead


The Conference programme is kindly sponsored by Childcare Bookings for Schools - making school-run childcare easy, stress-free and profitable.  For further details see further down this page or click on the logo.

0830 - 0900 Registration
0900 - 0915 Conference Welcome from Rachel Younger, Chair SBL Council
0915 - 0930 Introduction to Conference by Paul Whiteman
0930 - 1015 Keynote Speaker - Will Hussey, The Art of Brilliance
1015 - 1025 Presentation by Serdar Ferit, Chief Executive Lyfta
1025 - 1055 Break, networking and exhibition viewing
1055 - 1155 Workshop session one
1200 - 1300 Lunch and exhibition viewing
1300 - 1400 Workshop session two
1400 - 1415 Presentation by Childcare Bookings for School
1415 -1440 Break, network and exhibition viewing
1440 - 1520

Rountable Discussion chaired by Andy Mellor
Paul Whiteman, Sharon Warmington, Paul Thompson,
Rahel Younger, Husham Khan and Alex Green

1520 - 1545 Sinead Mc Brearty - Chief Executive Education Support
1545 - 1615 Keynote Speaker - Sharon Warmington
1615 Conferenece summary and close with Rachel Younger


Childcare Bookings for Schools

Special offer for NAHT members: 25% off your first year’s contract

As a special offer, we are offering all NAHT members the opportunity to receive a 25% discount off their first year’s contract.  To utilise this offer, please quote NAHT/SBL-722.

Would you like to know more?

To find out more, please click here: www.childcarebookingsforschools.co.uk/naht

Would you like to talk through your requirements?
Phone: 01444 523335
email:   enquiries@childcarebookings.co.uk


Who should attend?

This conference is for all School Business Leaders who desire to grow and develop their role and want to add their voice to shape the future of the profession.


NAHT Wellness and Protect

Don't forget, for this event please note that members who have signed up for the wellness and protect cover can get their transport and cover fees paid for. Please click here to see information about this.