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The Academies Finance Conference 2018 will provide a leading platform to assess how academies can deliver outstanding financial management and support maximum efficiency and value for money across a Trust. Attendees will learn from leading practitioners and policy experts in enhancing budgeting and financial planning, developing an effective procurement strategy and maximising income generation opportunities to improve financial performance in all academies.

Reasons to Attend:

the latest policy updates on the funding and financial management landscape from the ESFA
how to maximise efficiency savings and deliver value for money within an academy
how academies can develop a commercial strategy and enhance income generation opportunities
how an academy trust can utilise effective planning and budgeting to overcome a budget deficit
how your academy can improve its procurement strategy and ensure value for money in contracting
how to utilise benchmarking successfully to drive improvements in financial performance
how your academy can enhance curriculum-led financial planning to support efficiency
with leading financial leads from across the academies sector to share best practice and guidance
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.


A good and balanced range of relevant presentations in an excellent and conveniently located venue.

Chair of Strategic Board, Chipstead Valley Academy Trust

An excellent and varied event tailored to any finance or business professional of an Academy Trust.

Trust Development Director, The Futures Trust

One of the most useful academy finance events I have attended with a range of excellent contributors happy to share their experience.

Principal Finance Officer, London Borough Of Havering

A "must-go" event for every Academy Accounting Officer and chair of academy trust.

Capital Infrastructure Manager, Department for Education

An excellent event, would recommend any Finance Directors, Finance Managers within MAT's to attend future events.

Financial Officer, Glebe Academy

The event was an excellent opportunity to not only hear the latest DfE (ESFA) policy but, importantly, an opportunity to hear from colleagues in other Trusts about their experiences and approaches.

Business Support Manager, GLF Schools