The changing landscape for independent schools

Start date: March 19, 2015 9:00am

So, what can we say about the current landscape of the schools sector? The future of the sector is as uncertain as the General Election lottery. From the new found term ‘Britishness in schools’ to the impact of Ofsted’s inspections, 2015 is marked to be a year of major change.

Kingston Smith’s Annual Schools Conference will provide you with an in depth insight into what to expect for 2015, including all the latest developments that will help you towards meeting your objectives. We have brought HR back on the agenda, so delegates can look forward to a session focusing on various HR issues affecting schools. We will once again provide you with a round up of the sector from the past year, as well as preparing you for the year ahead, including a presentation from Ray Jones, one of the Charity commission architects of the new FRS 102 SORP for charities, who will highlight the changes to the reporting standard and give you the tools to successfully prepare your first set of accounts.

As with every year, we have selected specialist guests speakers to provide you with a broader sector outlook. We will be joined by Darren Ruane, an adviser from Investec Investment Managers, who will provide an update on financial markets. We will once again be joined by Matthew Burgess, who will give delegates his thoughts on the sector from a dual perspective, from his current role at specialist schools law firm Veale Wasbrough Vizards, and from his former role as General Secretary at the Independent Schools Council.

Who should attend
Governors, Headteachers, Independent School Principals, Bursars and School Business Managers.

Cost: £25 (free to KS clients, GSA members and CISC members)

Date: March 19, 2015

Time: 9:00am

Speaker Panel:

Ray Jones, Formally Charity Commission
Neil Finlayson, Kingston Smith
Anjali Kothari, Kingston Smith
Zoe Wilson, HR Insight
Darren Ruane, Investec Investment Managers
Matthew Burgess, Veale Wasbrough Vizards


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

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