ISPN Expo

ISPN 2024

30th April - 1st May, Hilton Deansgate, Manchester

  • Day 1
  • Day 2

30 April 2024

  • 8:00 am - 8:55 am

    Main Room

    Registration

  • 8:55 am - 9:00 am

    Main Room

    Chair's opening remarks

    Nic Ford

    Head
    Bolton School, Boys' Division

    With a likely change of government on the horizon, the independent sector will face a range of new challenges.

    Setting competition aside, there has never been a more crucial time for leaders to come together to share challenges an...

  • 9:00 am - 9:40 am

    Main Room

    Panel discussion: We are still good value for money!

    Nic Ford

    Head
    Bolton School, Boys' Division

    Sarah Bakhtiari

    Principal
    Shoreham College

    Philip Britton

    Head of Foundation
    Bolton School

    Kieran McLaughlin

    Principal
    Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation

    Eliza Cummings-Cove

    Director of Marketing and Admissions
    Dukes Education

    Now that it’s looking likely that a change of government is on the horizon, we must be prepared. The value for money of independent schools will be scrutinised more than ever.

    Why should parents pay for children to come to indep...

  • 9:45 am - 10:05 am

    Main Room

    Empower Your School Towards a Sustainable Future

    Mark Dolling

    Group Education Director
    eEnergy

    Discover how schools can play a pivotal role in the journey towards net zero, whilst unlocking significant energy cost savings and improving teaching and learning environments.

    Invest in energy efficiency and engage the school com...

  • 10:10 am - 10:25 am

    Main Room

    Dragons' Den - Speed presentations

    Our signature ‘Dragons’ Den’ session provides each solution provider with an opportunity to deliver a short 60 second pitch, explaining why they are here and how their services can help tackle some of the sector’s ongoing challen...

  • 10:30 am - 11:45 am

    Main Room

    Coffee break and business meetings

    15 minute meetings with suppliers who are offering solutions most relevant to your challenges. Please check the schedule on the back of your delegate pass for your meeting timings.

  • 11:50 am - 12:10 pm

    Main Room

    Leading on net zero

    Karen Gracie-Langrick

    Headteacher
    Colchester Prep and High School

    The climate crisis demands action, and schools have a vital role to play. This session will equip you with the knowledge and tools to lead your school on the path to net zero.

    What you’ll gain:

    • Clear unders...

  • 12:15 pm - 12:35 pm

    Main Room

    Building a Cyber Resilient School

    Jaipal Aenugu

    Founder & CEO at TechForce Cyber

    Adam Morrison

    Business Development Manager
    TechForce Cyber

    Liam Sanders

    Sales and Partnerships Consultant
    TechForce Cyber

    Our presentation, ‘Building a Cyber Resilient School,’ focuses on the importance of keeping schools safe from online dangers, especially from smarter cyberattacks that learn and adapt. We’ll share straightforward steps and ...

  • 12:35 pm - 1:25 pm

    Main Room

    Networking lunch

  • 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

    Main Room

    How can we improve our communication strategy and engage pupils and parents?

    Sarah Buist

    Head of Digital Strategy
    Royal Grammar School, Newcastle

    This interactive group discussion will pull ideas together from around the room on how we can improve our communication with pupils and parents.

    We will hear examples of innovation from across the sector, creating an environment t...

  • 2:05 pm - 2:25 pm

    Main Room

    Creating Thriving Spaces to Improve Cognition, Wellbeing and Outcomes

    Dr Adam England

    Director and Executive Consultant
    Noble + Eaton

    James Whitehead

    Head
    Woldingham Girls School

    By placing learners’ needs at the centre of a design paradigm, thriving learning spaces will improve engagement, cognition and other learning outcomes. This presentation will illustrate the direction of travel across our industry and d...

  • 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

    Main Room

    Coffee break and business meetings

    15 minute meetings with suppliers who are offering solutions most relevant to your challenges. Please check the schedule on the back of your delegate pass for your meeting timings.

  • 3:50 pm - 4:30 pm

    Main Room

    Panel discussion: Investing in our people

    Nic Ford

    Head
    Bolton School, Boys' Division

    Stephen Gauller

    Chief Operating Officer
    The Grange School

    Chris O’Reilly

    Global Director of Digital Learning
    One School Global

    There are many contributing factors towards the challenge that we are seeing with attracting and maintaining workforces. Many schools have withdrawn from TPS and we are now seeing less applications with less quality.

    What does it ...

  • 4:35 pm - 5:00 pm

    Main Room

    Closing keynote - Wellbeing of Heads

    George Hartley

    Headmaster
    The King's School Chester

    Chris Whitley

    Managing Director and Executive Coach
    The 21st Century Leadership Company

    We recognise the immense pressure you face and understand the importance of your wellbeing. Join us for an interactive exploration of strategies to prioritise your mental and emotional health.

    We aim to leave you feeling:
    ...

  • 5:05 pm - 7:30 pm

    Main Room

    Hotel check-in/free time

  • 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Main Room

    Drinks reception & networking dinner

  • 12:15 pm - 12:35 pm

    Breakout Room 1

    How to Achieve Outstanding Food & Serious Savings with Pre-prepared Catering

    Rupert Weber

    Head of Education
    Apetito

    With the uncertainty over VAT on independent school fees, it’s no surprise that school leaders are scrutinising operational costs to examine where efficiencies can be made. Did you know catering is one area where you can make significa...

  • 2:05 pm - 2:25 pm

    Breakout Room 1

    Deliver Your School's Strategic Objectives: Make Transport Your Vehicle for Success

    Mathew Hassell

    CEO & Founder
    StudentSafe

    Matthew Hassell

    CEO and Founder
    StudentSafe

    Join an interactive session with Mathew Hassell, CEO of StudentSafe, to learn how you can use school transport to help deliver your school’s strategic objectives. Whether you’re looking to improve safeguarding, manage costs, increase...

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ISPN 2024

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