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This Conference is specifically designed for Primary and Secondary Academies. This Conference is also open to the wider Education Sector, as well as the private sector to encourage networking and debate. Typical job titles will include:

Chief Executives
Chief Financial Officers
Chief Operating Officers
Directors of Finance
Finance Directors
Heads of Finance
School Business Managers
Accounting Officers

Award-Winning Conference

We are proud winners of the Best Development of an Existing Conference Under 500 Delegates Award at the 2019 Conference Awards.

Recognised for the thorough and focused research that goes into making the conference as targeted as possible to the needs of our community, this event for academy leaders, financial officers and business leaders is ever-growing, and brings together those committed to improving financial management with sector leaders and policy-makers, as well sponsors and exhibitors, to have crucial discussions and learn from each other.

This year’s agenda is based on further feedback from our community, and we look forward to welcoming you for what promises to be another fruitful day.


the components of outstanding financial management within an academy


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


"A day packed with excellent speakers delivering current and relevant matters."
Consilium Academies
"Because of the pressures of my role, I often find begrudging taking a day out when some content is actually irrelevant. I was fully engaged with the speakers and came away having made lots of notes for future improvement in our Trust."
Reigate School
"Excellent event, gave me reassurance that we are not alone and most people are in the same boat. Some useful ideas to take away and think about."
President Kennedy School Academy
"Attending as a Governor, Chair of Resources & Management Committee, I found the content very valuable. Presentations well prepared, with good visuals/digital downloads. Venue and Catering were also very good."
Enfield Grammar School
"My colleague and I found this event very informative on the current financial challenges that we face in education and the speakers were very relevant to the work we undertake at MAT level. The venue was excellent, it was extremely well organised and I will definitely be attending again next year."
Learning Academies Trust
"It was great and educating for me as a finance manager coming from a corporate background into Education."
Shared Learning Trust
"The event was extremely useful for an experienced BM who has moved from a MAT to a single Academy."
St Bede's Catholic College
"The Conference is an ideal platform for gaining useful information."
Clapton Girls' Academy
"Very enjoyable and worthwhile event."
Staff Absence Management Limited