School Financial Stability Briefing: Establishing Alternative and Innovative Revenue Streams

Speakers Confirmed:

  • David Allen, School Business Management Commercial Engagement lead, Schools Commercial Team, Department for Education, Fellow, ISBL
  • Julie Cordiner, Co-Founder, School Financial Success
  • Matthew Clements Wheeler, COO, Bordesley Green Girls School and ISBL Trustee
  • Elisabeth Anderson, Director, Development Bryanston School
  • Richard Manville, Managing Director, FundED
  • Russell Dalton, Chief Operating Officer, The Diocese of Worcester Multi Academy Trust
  • Matthew Smith, School Business Manager, Sheringham Woodfields School
  • Simon Oxenham, Trustee and Resource Manager ISBL, Southend High School for Boys


As the education sector struggles with above-inflation cost increases, research by the National Audit Office has shown that schools are facing real term cuts of up to £3 billion. With school and academy budgets coming under increasing pressure, education leaders are seeking new commercial skills and looking to secure alternative sources of funding. This can be in the form of grants from the charity sector and organising fundraisers or generating revenue by renting out unused space to continue to provide excellent services.

Attend this Westminster Briefing to develop effective methods to raise income and influence key local stakeholders to maximise donations and improve your ability to be commercially successful. Learn from schools and LAs who have developed successful funding applications and comply with statutory regulations affecting income generation.


Key Issues to be Addressed Include:

  • Establishing strategies for preventing deficits and assessing limits to deal with financial uncertainty
  • Driving efficiencies to generate additional streams of income
  • Proven school case-studies: from quick solutions to bigger projects
  • Quick wins: passive income streams and getting paid for what you are already doing!
  • Developing a vitality plan: identifying and reviewing all existing, and potential, areas of both income and expenditure
  • Utilising DfE’s recommended national deals offering significant savings
  • Harnessing your stakeholders to have a greater impact
  • Making use of grants effectively to bring in revenue


The Event:

The morning session will focus on understanding the funding policy implications of upcoming changes, including what schools can do to prepare.

The afternoon session will build on this, focusing on individual experiences and examples of best practice, learning from schools that have innovative ideas for financial savings and examining what more you can do to overcome the financial pressures and stay financially viable.

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.


Who Should Attend?

You will join a range of education stakeholders including, but not limited to: school finance leads, headteachers, deputy headteachers, assistant headteachers, members of senior management teams, staff from local education authorities, school governors, and local, regional and national bodies involved or interested in understanding school funding and financial stability


For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

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The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

Tuesday 2nd October 2018

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Private Sector | 1 Place:£295 | 2+ Places:£245 each
Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places:£195 each
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