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    Effective business management in a primary setting: how operations support whole school improvement

    Date/time: Wednesday 22 May 2019, 9:00-12:00

    Venue: Heber Primary School, Heber Road, London SE22 9LA

    Successful school management is more complex than ever, with budget constraints meaning that schools are consistently expected to deliver more for less. School business managers today are required to draw on a varied skill set, including marketing, enterprise and business development, but often aren’t offered the professional development or opportunities for peer collaboration that might help develop these.

    Led by experienced school business manager Victoria Walters, this session aims to support those leading school operations to: deliver effective and high quality business and administration practice; ensure school operations embody the school vision and ethos and add value to the school experience for all stakeholders; motivate and support school administration teams to take pride in their work and recognise their role in whole school improvement and engage with further networking, training and professional development opportunities.

    This session is suitable for both new school business managers and experienced school business managers looking for refresher training. It is relevant to those working in all types of primary school e.g. academies, free schools, community schools.

    Endless possibilities: a focus on gender equality

    Date/time: Thursday 23 May 2019, 13:30-15:30

    Venue: Ann Bernadt Nursery, 29 Chandler Way, London SE15 6DT

    This session will support schools to become more aware of gender stereotypes so that children embrace ‘difference’ from a young age. Participants will hear about good practice from Sweden on gender possibilities, and LBGTQ accredited nurseries, and the Mayor of London ‘gender equality award’ which is to be rolled out next year.