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EVENT: Practical Strategies Conference

19th September 2017

We are pleased to invite you to our Practical Strategies conference being held at the IoD in London.

The day will give you a practical insight into the steps you can take to enhance your school’s position as a leader in its market.

Topics will include:

  • Managing the challenge of compliance
  • Data protection update for schools
  • Meeting the challenge of international recruitment
  • Data breaches and technology
  • Reasonable adjustments
  • Inspection update
  • Changes in fundraising regulation
  • Holiday pay and status

Throughout the day you will have a choice of interactive workshops giving you more detail on some of the challenges and opportunities, with practical guidance on the steps you can take to strengthen the position of your school. The workshops will be run by school leaders and other experts with experience of delivering change in their schools.

This year’s conference will be chaired by David Russell, Chief Executive of the Harpur Trust.

For conference updates, follow @VWVIndSchools and use the hashtag #PSConf17.


Peter Green, Head Master, Rugby School
Barnaby Lenon, Chairman, Independent Schools Council
Tim Baines, Director, Baines Cutler Solutions
Suzanne Rowse, Director, and Jan Shilling, Head of Strategy and Development, British Boarding Schools Network (the organisers of the British Boarding Schools Workshop)
Dominic Herrington, Regional Schools Commissioner, South East England & South London
Victoria Cetinkaya, Senior Policy Officer at the Information Commissioner’s Office
Russell Speirs, Founder and CEO, RSAcademics
John Claughton, Chief Master, King Edward’s School Birmingham 2006-2016 IBSCA Development Manager/Officer
Durell Barnes, Head of Governance and Compliance, RSAcademics
Glen Fendley, Institute of Development Professionals in Education (IDPE)

Attendance by Commercial Organisations

This conference is aimed at schools in the independent schools sector and we appreciate that organisations that work with the sector are keen to attend this conference. Limited places will be made available so that we give priority to our school contacts. The conference price for commercial organisations will be £375 per delegate.

For further information or special requests including dietary requirements, contact the Events team.



19th September 2017
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