The National Academies Finance Conference 2020 will offer the latest policy updates and leading professional development in assessing the next steps in enhancing financial management across the academies sector.

Delegates will hear from key experts, as well as leading practitioners, as they explore how to support high quality efficiency outcomes, the role of financial leaders in improving risk management, key updates in improving procurement and commercial arrangements and how all academies can drive financial transformation to deliver outstanding provision for pupils.

Reasons to Attend

national updates on the funding and financial landscape for academies

the components of outstanding financial management within an academy

practical insights in overcoming cost pressures and tackling deficits

the next steps in driving value for money and improving efficiency outcomes

the role of high-quality financial planning and budgeting in enhancing provision

how to support robust financial controls and risk management within a trust

strategies for supporting income generation and developing commercial opportunities

and share best practice with financial leaders from across the academies sector

This Conference is specifically designed for Primary and Secondary Academies.

Typical job titles will include:


  • Chief Executives
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Chief Operating Officers
  • Directors of Finance
  • Finance Directors
  • Heads of Finance
  • School Business Managers
  • Headteachers
  • Principals
  • Accounting Officers
  • Trustees
  • Governors

*This Conference is also open to the wider Education Sector, as well as the private sector to encourage networking and debate.