Moore Kingston Smith Annual Schools Conference 2022

Start date: March 17, 2022 9.25am registration for a 2.30pm start

After a 12-month hiatus, I am very pleased to announce the return of our Moore Kingston Smith Annual Schools Conference in 2022. The conference will provide you with a comprehensive view of how to prepare for and make the most out of the changes likely to affect the independent schools sector.

I am delighted to confirm our speakers and a summary of the conference programme.

Once again David Woodgate, Chief Executive of ISBA will be our keynote speaker and will share his experiences and insights with us.

Who should attend?

Governors, headteachers, independent school principals, bursars and school business managers.

If you are not from a school and would like to attend our conference, please contact

Date: Thursday 17 March 2022
Time: 9.00am registration for a 9.25am start. 2.30pm finish including lunch
Location: Saddlers’ Hall, 40 Gutter Lane, London EC2V 6BR


  • David Woodgate, CEO, ISBA
  • Ian Thomas, Director, Pilot Financial Consulting
  • Barclays Bank (speaker to be announced)
  • Anjali Kothari, Head of Education, Moore Kingston Smith#
  • Luke Holt, Education and Charity Partner, Moore Kingston Smith
  • Debbie Jennings, VAT Director, Moore Kingston Smith
  • Becky Shields, Head of Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, Moore Kingston Smith
  • Richard Cummings, Director, Moore Kingston Smith HR Consultancy
  • Benn Davis, Director, Moore ClearComm
  • John Cowie, Partner, Moore Kingston Smith Corporate Finance
  • Dan Leaman, Director, Moore Kingston Smith Corporate Finance

Programme summary

  • Schools’ update – Current sectoral issues
  • Economy update – Looking back and the future
  • Teachers’ Pensions update – Lots of changes!
  • Governance in action – Update on the Code, safeguarding and diversity, equality and inclusion
  • How your school can evolve with digital transformation
  • Protecting your Data – Truth or Dare?
  • VAT shopping list – Practical VAT update and useful tips
  • HR update – Consultations, Skills shortage and Unions
  • Mergers and acquisitions – Preparation, common mistakes and pitfalls
  • A look back at the past year and what to look out for in the year ahead

Date: March 17, 2022

Time: 9.25am registration for a 2.30pm start

Speaker Panel:


Saddlers’ Hall, 40 Gutter Lane, London, EC2V 6BR

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