Finance Masterclass

The Education Landscape and Planning for its Future

Finance Masterclass

Tuesday 13th November 2018 | Mercure Southgate Hotel, Exeter | 09:30 - 13:00

This masterclass will provide an overview of the current financial landscape within the education sector and the changes and challenges which lay ahead.

Focussing on finance, keynote sessions will inform delegates of the current state of education nationally and provide an update on the future of funding.

With a mixture of expert keynote speakers and financial professionals, our masterclass will give schools an insight into some of the issues that should be addressed to ensure financial stability, allowing the future to be met with confidence.

Key Reasons to Attend

•   Update on the current state of education funding and how schools are dealing with the current financial climate
•   DfE update on future funding arrangements
•   Practical advice on how schools can improve budget planning
•   Hear from expert keynote speakers

Who Should Attend?

Headteachers, Senior Leadership, Governors and Finance Staff within all phases of education

About Tom Clark

Tom was formerly Chief Executive of George Spencer Foundation School and Technology College in Nottingham during which time the school received three consecutive ‘outstanding' Ofsted reports.

For 3 years Tom was Associate Director of the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust and led on workforce-remodelling and helping to develop international school networks in Australia, The United States and Hong Kong.

Working with the DfE Tom published booklets on ‘study leave', ‘benchmarking and financial planning' and ‘workforce reform'.

For 6 years Tom was Chairman of FASNA and advised successive Secretaries of State on policy matters contributing to publications on governance and on effective financial management in schools

Tom was made a CBE in 2003.

About the DFE

The ESFA brings together the former responsibilities of the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and Skills Funding Agency (SFA) to create a single agency accountable for funding education and skills for children, young people and adults.

ESFA is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Education.

About Karl Murphy-Barnes

Karl Murphy-Barnes is the Lead for the Schools Finance Consultancy Team at Babcock LDP, overseeing a team responsible for supporting schools and academies within Devon, including financial advice and recovery. He has previously worked within education funding in local authorities; most recently for Hampshire County Council, where he developed the local funding formulae, worth £730 million, and produced budgets for 530 schools and academies. He has 19 years’ experience in assisting with budget planning within the public sector, including working alongside the education and adult care services within Norfolk County Council.

Conference Prices

Full Masterclass price: £99+VAT


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