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LBMW constantly design consultations, conferences, seminars and other events to assist education administrators and schools in every aspect of their work. Many are free, for the larger events a charge is made. If you would like to have your name on the mailing list for notification and personal invitations to our future events, please click here.

19 September 2017

LBMW Offices, 1 The Sanctuary, Westminster, SW1P 3JT


19th September 2017 11am-3pm (note new time)

Changing times... keep abreast of the key issues.

The LBMW team bring you the latest information, with much time for discussion and questions.

Sessions on:

School Property - latest thinking

* Update on Persons of Significant Control (PSCs) and Company Law with Susan Newell of LBMW

* Keynote - Futureproofing Fundraising for Schools,MAts, and Charities with Paul Courtney, Director, Kairos Fundraising Solutions

free sandwich lunch

* Keynote - Here comes trouble - the new Data Protection legislation, with Ed Henderson, Partner, LBMW

12 October 2017

The Aspire Venue, Leeds


For LAs considering issues around MATs and schools policy achieving delivery by meeting needs in schools - Second National Consultation "the focus very much on agency - what people can do in their own situations to make the future, rather than looking upward to guess what government might do next...." Sir Peter Housden, keynote speaker Chaired by the Rt Hon Charles Clarke, former Secretary of State for Education

Confirmed programme (updated 18/07/17)

• 09.30am welcome and coffee
• 09.55 Chairs welcome
• 10.00 First Keynote Address "Collaborative Leadership - building the way forward for our schools system" – Sir Peter Housden, former UK Director General for Schools, later Permanent Secretary of the Scottish Government from June 2010.
• 10.45 Plenary
• 11.00 Coffee
• 11.20 How specialist law can help shape the future - 'Education Answers' and Lee Bolton Monier-Williams input Howard Dellar and Simon Foulkes
• 11.50 Second Keynote Address "an MP's perspective on the Education revolution" – Kate Hoey MP
• 12.30 Local Authority reality (1) Nottingham City and North Yorkshire
• 13.00 Lunch
• 13.45 Conference re-convenes
• 13.50 Chair's Summary so far
• 14.00 Third Keynote Address –"Central Services and Procurement", Will Jordan, Education Sector Manager of PS Financials
• 14.30 Case studies from Academy Trusts – Alyson Howard and Alex ffrench of Williams Giles Chartered Accountants
• 15.00 Local Authority reality (2) Stockton on Tees and Leeds City Council
• 15.30 Plenary
• 15.40 Keynote speakers respond to conference as a whole
• 16.00 Chair's Summary
• 16.15 Close

14 November 2017

LBMW Offices, 1 The Sanctuary, Westminster, SW1P 3JT



Book this date for some key input on accounting, endowments, and major legal developments.

25 January 2018

LBMW's offices, 1 The Sanctuary, Westminster SW1P 3JT


Each workshop covers:
• lessons learned from running a multi-academy trust: the challenges and risks
• the application procedures for converting to an academy and setting up a multi-academy trust
• the academy conversion process
• establishing strong governance: defining roles and responsibilities within the new structure
• managing school improvement
• financial management—what's different?
• implications for staff and the whole school community
• setting the vision and strategic direction
• monitoring quality
• why belong to a MAT?

03 May 2018

Vintners' Hall

LBMW 7th Schools Conference 3rd May 2018