Business & Finance Zone

The Business & Finance Zone is at the heart of the Schools & Academies Show and includes an exhibition area showcasing the largest suppliers of procurement services, business management solutions, consultancy, legal services, insurance, accountancy, budget management, project management and many more vital services to the day-to-day running of a school.

Within the Business & Finance Zone, you will find the Business & Finance Theatre, which will showcase leading suppliers, best-practice case studies and practical advice from leading associations such as ISBL alongside the Department for Education and Education & Skills Funding Agency.

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Business and Finance Sessions

All of the Business and Finance related sessions at the Schools & Academies Show are fully CPD certified.

Business & Finance Sessions include:

Day 1 - November 13, 2019


    • 11:50 am
      Spotlight on: FUNDING – School Funding Inquiry: How Will Future Investment in Education Look Like?

    • 2:30 pm
      Case Study: Utilising Outstanding Financial Management to Improve Education Standards
    • 1:50 pm
      Case Study: Utilising Outstanding Financial Management to Improve Education Standards

    • 1:40 pm
      The Essential Guide to Design Principles and Financial Reporting
    • 2:20 pm
      Buying for Schools: Top Procurement and Commissioning Tips
    • 3:10 pm
      How to Generate Income – Real Success Stories

Day 2 - November 14, 2019


    • 12:10 pm
      Spotlight on: FUNDING – The Future of Funding for Maintained Schools and Colleges

    • 11:20 am
      High Needs Funding: Are you accessing and optimising all the available funding?
    • 12:00 pm
      School Finance Best Practice Workshop
    • 1:10 pm
      Tools for Excellence: The DfE’s School Resource Management
    • 2:40 pm
      Finding Savings where there’s ‘Nothing Left to Cut’
    • 3:30 pm
      School Budget Mastery: Curriculum Led Integrated Financial Planning

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Business and Finance News

school business professional

What can your school business professional do for you?

What can your school business professional do for you? The answer is no longer a simple one of just saving time and money. While these are obviously attractive benefits of the position for headteachers, the modern school business professional role goes further than this. In schools and trusts today, the school business professional has a […]

Building Financial Resilience

Building Financial Resilience in a Brave New World

Funding is one, if not the hottest topic in education right now so I am very much looking forward to my first opportunity to speak at the Show, in my new role as ASCL Business Leadership Specialist, about building financial resilience in the current climate. In light of the constant pressures faced by many in […]

It’s Teachers who Transform Life Chances

In the 20 years I have worked in the education sector as a teacher, head and now academy trust chief executive, I have advocated a range of approaches to raising standards and enhancing student attainment. Against a backdrop of ever tighter funding, it is increasingly clear that this also needs to be achieved while ensuring […]

National Funding Formula

Collaboration is King!

Greenshaw Learning Trust and Folio Education Trust are reaping significant financial and operational benefits from procurement collaboration Schools are facing increasing budgetary pressures and, with the continuing uncertainty surrounding the roll out of the National Funding Formula over the next three years, this burden is unlikely to ease. The need to identify new solutions to […]


“Judicium Education very much enjoyed Exhibiting and speaking at the Schools and Academies Show.
An excellent opportunity to engage with senior leaders, and promote discussion to better serve the education sector; as it’s needs develop and evolve.”

Alex Mehta
Judicium Education