Capita’s 5th National Conference on Academies–Thursday 18th October 2012 – Central London

Capita’s 5th National Conference entitled Academies: Embracing New Freedoms for School Improvement is taking place on Thursday 18th October 2012 in Central London
July 3, 2012 - PRLog -- Capita’s 5th National Academies Conference provides guidance on how to make Academy status work in practice. Designed for schools considering conversion and those that have already made the transition, this conference provides the opportunity to hear from expert speakers who are embracing new freedoms to improve education.

With practical experiences from primary and secondary academies, this essential conference explores key issues including:
• Achieving effective governance and accountability
• Working with your local authority as a strategic partner
• Creating a flexible curriculum and offering new opportunities
• Developing sustainable leadership and strategic deployment of your workforce

Attend this event to learn how the academies agenda is being taken forward. Take away the latest policy and funding information  as well as key legal guidance for academies. Don’t miss your opportunity to drive improvement, create better value for money and raise standards in this new educational landscape.

Chair: Roy Blatchford, Director, National Education Trust

Speakers Include: Matt Collins, Deputy Director Academies Delivery Group, Department for Education

Sue Baldwin, Director of Academies, Education Funding Agency

Cllr Stephen Castle, Cabinet Member for Education, Essex County Council  and Representative, Local Authority Action Research Steering Group, Local Government Association

Dr Gary Holden, Executive Principal, The Hundred of Hoo School

David Palmer, Business Director, Wycombe High School

Martin Latham, Headteacher, Robinswood Primary School

Vic Goddard, Principal, Passmores Academy

Benefits of Attending

Hear an update from the Department for Education and the Education Funding Agency

Understand how to work in partnership to ensure that there are sufficient school places and that all children are given the support they need to achieve

Gain insight into why you might sponsor another school and how the relationship works

Learn how to renegotiate contracts and develop proficient procurement strategies to deliver better value for money

Clarify the roles and responsibilities of local authorities and governors in ensuring school improvement and accountability

Take away ideas on how to raise attainment in the academy setting

Benefit from an interactive panel discussion where you can question speakers on what academy status means in practice

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This event also has an attached half day workshop:

Financial Management for Academies
Friday 19th October 2012 – Central London

With the increased need to realise efficiencies and demonstrate value for money, this half-day workshop provides you with strategic financial management and budgeting advice.

Becoming an academy creates new financial responsibilities; make sure you have the knowledge to manage this new independence and make the best use of funds.

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For more information contact: Susannah Ellis - / 0207 202 0571
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