School Administration Conference

Safeguarding Your School, Looking After You

School Administration Conference

Tuesday 30th April 2019 | Sandy Park, Exeter | 09:30 - 16:00

As a school administrative professional, you are a key member of your setting, and have significant responsibilities to help ensure your school continues to deliver excellent pupil outcomes. However, with the education sector ever-changing, your role is very demanding.

This one day conference will provide expert advice on some of the current issues faced by schools, such as safeguarding, GDPR, finances and SEND funding. It will also provide a focus on your own wellbeing, with time set aside for an excellent Emotional Logic session, which is currently benefitting other school staff. By the end of the day you will be better prepared for dealing with these demanding issues, and feel more confident to safeguard your school for the future, whilst taking time to look after yourself.

Key Reasons To Attend

• Receive an update on GDPR, with discussions on what has gone well and not so well
• Hear the latest updates on national and local education finance, as well as specific SEND funding arrangements
• Advice and best practice regarding ‘safeguarding at the front door’
• Time to discuss your own wellbeing through Emotional Logic

Who Should Attend?

School Finance and General Administrators, School Support Staff, Bursars and School Business Managers in all phases of education

About Amber Badley LLM

Firebird Data Protection Consultancy, is an independent company that specialises in supporting schools prepare for and manage the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) post implementation, by providing advice, training, audits, guidance and Data Protection Officer services.

Amber Badley, Founder and Director, holds a Master’s Degree in Information Rights Law and Practice and has 17 years’ experience in the data protection field in the public sector, including over a decade as a Data Protection Officer. Amber has worked with schools for many years and wrote the Devon Photography and Filming in Schools Code of Practice (revised 2010) and the Devon Sharing Children’s Information Code of Practice (2010-2015) on behalf of the Devon Safeguarding Children’s Board.

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.

About Christiaan Sterling

Christiaan has worked in education in Devon for almost 25 years as both a teacher and headteacher. For the last three years he has been the School Lead for the Emotional Logic Centre training staff, children and parents across the UK. Christiaan is a member of Plymouth City Council’s Foster Panel and also finds time to work part time as a primary teacher. When not working he spends as much time as he can with his wife and children enjoying the beautiful beaches or exploring Dartmoor.

About Jonathan Galling

Jon’s career in education began as a Teacher in 1998, subsequently working in primary schools across Devon and Somerset and spent 10 years as a Headteacher. 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 Amanda Burrows

Amanda is the SEND Adviser for Babcock LDP and supports schools with the leadership and management of SEND. Before Babcock LDP, Amanda held school leadership roles in a wide variety of settings as a SENCo, Deputy Headteacher and most recently, Headteacher. Additionally, her role as an Inclusion Consultant in a different county adds to her experience and ability in this field. Amanda is able to provide support and advice to school leaders and governors on the issues and challenges that SEND provision can present.

Conference Price

Early bird price: £79+VAT (valid until 1st February 2019)
Full conference price: £99+VAT


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Well run and an excellent chance to meet other administrators across the south west. Good to tackle relevant issues in school administration.

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