School Administrators Conference

School Administrators Conference

Tuesday 19 January 2021 | Sandy Park, Exeter | 09:15 - 16:00

As a school administrator your role is varied and complex, acting as the engine room for the whole school, and with more and more tasks falling to your workload, this conference will focus on some of the pressures you experience on a daily basis. Expert keynotes will discuss safeguarding, systems and procedures and task management, each providing you with new and practical strategies you can take back and implement within your role.

Through practical workshops, we will also ensure you can navigate these further additional tasks with ease and confidence, empowering you to ensure your school or setting runs effectively, and at the heart of it all, providing children and young people the environment to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Key Reasons to attend:

› Receive updates on key issues that affect the day-to-day roles of finance and business managers

› Obtain advice and solutions to ensure ongoing adherence to national regulations

› Ensure maximisation of best practice

› Opportunity to develop networks of support

Who Should Attend?

School Administrators, Bursars, School Business Managers from all phases

About Amber Johnson

Amber Johnson is Devon County Council’s Payroll Compliance Specialist, responsible for Employment Status. She has introduced a comprehensive strategy to enhance the way Employment Status and IR35/Off Payroll Working is dealt with by the Council and its local authority schools. This involves the development of training and awareness at all levels, as well as supervision of the day-to-day compliance processes encompassing the whole range of ‘Employment Status’ issues.

Having worked in compliance since 2016, Amber came to DCC from the private sector where she played an integral part in improving compliance for a national mobile phone chain. Amber has a background in the creative industries and applies this expertise to engage others on these challenging topics.


About Jon Galling

Jon’s career in education began as a teacher in 1998, subsequently working in primary schools across Devon and Somerset, 10 years as a Headteacher. As an Education Safeguarding Officer, Jon delivers Babcock’s full range of training programmes, supporting schools with reviews, subsequent action plans (including their delivery) and governor training as well as bespoke advice and work. Jon works closely with colleagues across Babcock such as School Improvement and SENd as well as Devon County Council where he represents Education on a number of sub-groups for the Devon Children and Families Partnership.  

About Anita Belworthy

After brief spells as an apprentice accountant and working in Canada, Anita moved to Exeter from her native North Devon.  Originally gaining admin employment in Social Housing, she undertook IT Support and Training as a temporary measure and never looked back.  This led to a permanent position within this sector, culminating in being headhunted to a larger firm in Bristol for 2 years.  Anita returned to Exeter and has worked for Scomis since 2002, starting off with the ONE (EMS) Team where she wrote reports and designed database solutions for internal Council teams.  Anita moved across to the Schools side in June 2011 as a Trainer and School Visitor, concentrating on SIMS Personnel, Finance and Reporting.  Anita currently works as an Education and Product specialist and has taken on the additional areas of Assessment, Cover and Student core functions.  Anita is also the Account Manager for 120+ schools within Devon. 

Conference prices

Early Bird Price £79+VAT (Valid until 31 January 2020)

Full Price £99+VAT



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Excellent value for money; really useful and informative day. Looking forward to next year!

School Administrators Conference 2019

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