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Date: October 10th 2023
Time: 9:15 AM - 3:30 PM

Education Conference 2023

Join us at our annual education conference

Join us as we bring together our specialist team to discuss the legal, strategic, and regulatory challenges that are affecting independent schools both now and in the future.

We’re putting together an exciting agenda for you with industry leading experts, to provide you with the latest advice and guidance on a multitude of topics.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • David Woodgate, Chief Executive at ISBA
  • Tina Allison, Partner and Head of the Education Team at Crowe
  • Guy Biggin, Partner at Crowe
  • Sam CoutinhoDirector at Sam Coutinho Consulting Ltd
  • Tim Toulmin, Managing Director at Alder (Crisis PR and reputation management specialists)
  • Faith Kitchen, Customer Segment Director for Education Ecclesiastical

The full agenda:

9:15 – 9:45 Registration and refreshments
9:45 – 9:50 Welcome & introduction
9:50 – 10:20 David Woodgate, Chief Executive at Independent Schools’ Bursars Association
Challenges in independent education: what’s just over the Horizon?
10:20 – 11:10 Virginia Henley, Partner and Head of Charities and Oliver Daniels, Partner at HCR
Myth-busting: including discussion around what schools should be considering now to future proof their school in the light of economic challenges and the possibility of political change including current employment issues and staffing strategy.
11:10 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 12:20 Tina Allison, Partner and Head of Education Team, and Guy Biggin, Partner, Social Purpose and Non-Profit Organisations at Crowe
Going Concern: understanding the impact of change
12:20 – 13:00 Rachel Parkin, Partner at HCR and Tim Toulmin, Managing Director at Alder UK
Aligning legal advice and PR including protecting your reputation: key lessons from recent news stories and what journalists will be interested in next including an IICSA review.
13:00 – 13:50 Lunch
13:50 – 14:30 Sam Coutinho, Director at Sam Coutinho Consulting Ltd
Is your school strategy a glossy brochure or a true working document that will future proof your school?
14:30 – 15:20 Jonathan Edwards, Partner and Head of Insurance and Colin Jones, Partner and Head of Construction, at HCR and Faith Kitchen, Customer Segment Director for Education at
Regulatory and risk: current hot topics in the independent education sector including the government inquiry into the use of historic building material RAAC in schools.
15:20 – 15:30 Wrap up Q&A and closing

We are mindful of the importance of keeping up to date as well as financial pressures on schools and are keeping the cost of this full-day conference as low as possible.

Full-day ticket £150 plus VAT, additional tickets can be purchased for colleagues within the same organisation for £100 plus VAT.

To reserve your space please fill out the booking form below.

The details

Date: October 10th 2023
Time: 9:15 AM - 3:30 PM

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The venue

The British Library’s Knowledge Centre, 96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB

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Key contacts

Kristine Scott

Head of Education and Charities Sector, and Cheltenham Office

M: +44 7725 242 991

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