School Funding Briefing: Planning and Managing School Budgets

At Dods, what we do best is produce cutting-edge content and partner with the best thought-leaders - to bring to you insights, the latest policy information, best practice and an opportunity to exchange exciting ideas with peers. As, for now, you cannot join us at our live events, we will bring them to you, in the safety of your homes and offices. The School Funding Briefing goes online! 

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Rob Owen, Director of Finance and Operations, Stephenson Multi-Academy Trust
  • Christine Dickson, Managing Director, Centre for Education & Finance Management Ltd.
  • Further speakers to be announced


The Department for Education recently announced new funding initiatives including the cost of increases to teachers pay, a real-terms protection of per-pupil funding, a growth in pupil numbers, £780 million cash injection for pupils with SEND as well as the pupil premium rate increase. 

Despite the Government's funding pledge totalling £14 billion between now and 2022-23, Teaching Unions expressed concerns over rising school costs while underlining the necessity to spend money efficiently. 

Join us on 21st October to review your approach to funding and finance in your school. This briefing will include an update on recent policy and guidance, an overview of best practice case studies.

Key issues to be addressed:

  • Overview of upcoming changes to school funding and the new DfE funding website
  • Learning from peers: innovative case study examples from schools and academies
  • Providing an excellent education for pupils while responding to funding changes
  • School improvement support: understanding how to approach support funding
  • High needs funding: ensuring appropriate support for SEND pupils
  • Update on the implementation of National Funding Formula
  • Transition implications for schools and local authorities
  • Utilising the community and voluntary sector
  • Understanding metrics for performance


The Event:

In the morning session you will explore the school funding policy and the implementation of the National Funding Formula, as well as school efficiency strategies.

In the afternoon session you will learn from best practice case studies outlining and overcoming the financial challenges.

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 headteachers, senior and middle leaders, school finance leaders, governors, finance and business managers, bursars, alternative education providers, pupil referral units governors and local authority representatives and anyone involved or interested in the future of school funding.

Further information:

Our events are CPD certified. This event is equivalent to 3 CPD points.
A certificate is available on request post-event to all attendees.

Please note that all speakers and the agenda are subject to change without notice.

For registration enquiries please contact: 

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email:

Wednesday 21st October 2020

10.00am - 15.00pm

Event to be held online.

Private Sector | 1 Place: £395 


Public Sector | 1 Place: £195 | 2+ Places: £145 each


Above prices exclude VAT


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