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Schools Development Conference

Tuesday, 27th April 2021 0930hrs – 1430hrs

The UK government has pledged an initial £1 billion for a national schools rebuilding and improvement programme which is expected to deliver 500 rebuilding projects over the next decade. The first round of schemes were recently announced, will include 50 school rebuilding projects plus 21 new free schools.

As part of this high level virtual event, delegates will hear from leadership from academy trusts, free schools, local authorities and the wider education sector on the sector expansion plans, challenges and how fellow built environment professionals can assist in delivering their projects. Speaker will cover topics such as:

  • Red Kite’s future plans for their 13 schools
  • Learners’ Trust’s exciting growth plans
  • Vantage Academies Trust’s plan for a new free school
  • Ormiston Academy Trust’s £700m+ estate
  • DfE’s work to enable a schools rebuilding programme
  • Major retrofit projects across existing estates
  • TGAT’s experience of growth and expansion
  • 21 recently announced new Free Schools
  • New £30m school for the Cabot Learning Federation
  • And much more…

Speakers include:

Agenda and Programme:

09:30-10:00 Doors Open & Networking

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors – with the ability to video chat with attendees, enter the speed networking area or visit the booths of our sponsors.

09:50-11:00 Session One: Meeting the Demand – What Are The UK's School Building Needs and How Can We Deliver Them?; Sponsored by Vita Safety

We will hear from policy influencers, local authorities and senior sector leadership who will discuss what needs to be done to ensure our schools provide a safe and inspiring learning environment.

Chair: Vita Safety; Ian Hutchings, Managing Director

Red Kite Learning Trust; Samantha Taylor, Estates Manager

LocatED; Lara Newman, Chief Executive

Department for Education; Jane Balderstone, Programme Director, School Rebuilding Division

11:00-11:30 Break – Networking, Exhibition & Breakout Session

During the break you’ll be able to networking with others in our video networking lounges, meet the exhibitors and get involved in our breakout session.

11:05-11:20 – Breakout Session: Improving Access to Listening in Schools

Anderson Acoustics has recently published a thought-leadership white paper with an in depth study on the schools sector and they’ll reveal the key insights and information from their research.

Anderson Acoustics; Emma Greenland, Principal Consultant and Head of Schools  & Education Sector

11:30-12:30 Session Two: The 10 Year School Rebuilding Programme; Sponsored by Sypro

The first 50 schools in the government’s £1 billion school rebuilding programme were recently announced. We will hear from some of the leadership tasked with tasked with driving this exciting project forward.

Chair: Sypro; Dr Stuart Kings, Director

The Learners’ Trust; Matt Freeston, Chief Executive

The New Schools Network; Hannah Jackson, Head of Advisory Services

Academy Transformation Trust; Gerard McGrory, Director of Estates

12:30-13:00 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

13:00-14:00 Session Three: Designing and Building Schools For The Future; Sponsored by Ankura

The last 12 months have led to a re-evaluation of the facilities needed to provide children with the best education possible; with a greater emphasis placed on flexible use of space, the ability to social distance and the importance of wellbeing. A host of education leadership and estates professionals will discuss how they are incorporating these lessons into their schools development and management plans.

Chair: Ankura; Bill Moore, Managing Director

Vantage Academy Trust; Simon Bramwell, Chief Executive

Ormiston Academies Trust; James Miller, National Director of Estates & Technology / Coordinator of The Trust Network

Cabot Learning Federation; Bryony Green, Director of Corporate Services / Coordinator of The Trust Network

14:00-14:30 Networking, Exhibition & Close

We’re set to have an exceptional line-up of speakers who’ll be sharing intel into their future development projects, plans and vision for schools across the UK. Here’s an overview of the confirmed speakers:

Department for Education – Jane Balderstone, Programme Director, School Rebuilding Division

Jane will discuss the Department for Education’s role in enabling the school rebuilding programme, how they are working with their partners to ensure the creation of schools that benefit all students and how the recently announced 50 schools are just the start of a 10-year rebuilding scheme. She has worked in a variety of roles in the Department for Education since 2007, including leadership roles in the Free Schools Building Programme. She is focussed on building strong relationships with key partners, including local authorities, academy trusts, and across government.

Ormiston Academies Trust – James Miller, National Director of Estates & Technology / Coordinator of The Trust Network

Ormiston Academies Trust is one of the largest multi-academy trusts in England, with 40 schools across six English regions responsible for the education of over 30,000 pupils. James leads on the development and maintenance of a £700m+ as well as being responsible for leading and delivering the £94m Ormiston Capital Building Programme to rebuild and refurbish eight academy buildings and build one free primary school.

James is also a director of The Trust Network, a body that represents over 250 MATs nationwide and exists to provide its membership base of school estates managers with opportunities to share best practice, exchange knowledge, and form a single voice to discuss issues with the DfE and other national agencies.

Red Kite Learning Trust – Samantha Taylor, Estates Manager

One of the UK’s leading academy trusts, Red Kite Learning Trust has a focus on education across the North of England. With 13 schools and counting Samantha will be in a great position to discuss their ever growing estate, their development and facilities management plan, and future projects.

 

 

The Learners’ Trust – Matt Freeston, Chief Executive

The Learners’ Trust manages a network of 18 geolocated schools in Derbyshire and Rotherham. Their Somerlea Park Junior School in Derbyshire has been named as one of the 50 that will be rebuilt. Matt will discuss the plans around Somerlea Park, as well as the trust’s work to ensure all their facilities empower students and provide the best possible environment for learning. He will also discuss the opportunities for working with local authorities to deliver affordable housing as they rationalise their estate.

LocatED – Lara Newman, Chief Executive

As the government’s commercial delivery vehicle for its school and colleges building programme, LocatED are vitally important to the forthcoming £6bn investment. Lara joins the conference to talk about progress in securing sites for new schools, how they’re working with developers and councils to figure school building into mixed use schemes and managing land that has been purchased for new school and college developments.

Vantage Academy Trust – Simon Bramwell, Chief Executive

Vantage Academy Trust is a mixed CE multi-academy trust operating 9 schools in Manchester, Bolton and Knowsley, providing an education for 3,000 students. Simon will discuss the trust’s ongoing efforts to develop a new 450 place free school in Bolton – with a site currently identified they are close to getting the project off the ground.

The New Schools Network – Hannah Jackson, Head of Advisory Services

The New Schools Network aims to improve the quality of education within the state sector, particularly for the most deprived children by supporting the increase in the number of independent and free schools. There are 557 free schools currently open in the UK, with over 200 more in the pipeline, including 21 recently announced under the DfE’s rebuilding and improvement programme. Hannah will provide some thought leadership on the recently announced wave of new Free Schools, the network’s role in supporting their delivery and the positive role these schools can play in the education of their pupils.

The Academy Transformation Trust – Gerard McGrory, Director of Estates

The Academy Transformation Trust is a group of 21 primary, secondary and post-16 academies across the Midlands, South East and East of England. They are responsible for the education of over 13,500 pupils employing more than 2,000 staff and a turnover over £80 million per year. Gerard will outline their estates strategy and continued plans for growth.

Cabot Learning Federation – Bryony Green, Director of Corporate Services / Coordinator of The Trust Network

Over the last 12 years the Cabot Learning Federation has grown to become a partnership of 21 academies across Bristol and the South West, employing 1,900 staff and serving the education needs of over 11,000 children. The federation is sponsored by the University of the West of England and Rolls Royce and participates in a range of local, regional and national networks that are designed to support the broader development of education sector. In January a new 900 place, £30 million school in Weston-super-Mare was announced – the school is expected to open in September 2023 and will become a member of the federation.

Sypro – Dr Stuart Kings, Director

Stuart is an experienced NEC and procurement consultant who helps ensure the legal and technical compliance of all products at Sypro. He’s one of only a handful of NEC4 drafters in the country and a co-author of NEC3 and NEC4 Practical Solutions.

Anderson Acoustics – Emma Greenland, Principal Consultant and Head of Schools & Education Sector

Emma has 15 years’ multidisciplinary experience within architectural acoustic design and is recognised within the industry as an expert in the design of spaces for speech and listening within the education sector.

Emma says, “Positive acoustic consultancy begins with a ‘people first’ ergonomic approach, to fully comprehend user listening needs and aspirations for space use, management and organisation. Only then can the right acoustic performance standards be established to enable people to interact successfully, in employment, education, at leisure, in transit, at rest, and in everyday life. Working for a conscious business consultancy like Anderson Acoustics means I can continue to practice this design approach with integrity”.

Emma’s knowledge and experience has allowed her to deliver a range of projects from buildings for education, museum and event spaces, performance auditoria and offices to large infrastructure projects such as Crossrail and HS2.

Emma is based in our Brighton office.

Ankura – Bill Moore, Managing Director

Bill Moore is a Managing Director at Ankura and is Head of Ankuras Education Capital Delivery Team. He is a Engineer and Surveyor specialsing in programme and commercial management. He has over 25 years of experience in construction, infrastructure and property development across the public and private sector. He draws on extensive, multi-sector experience of project delivery including brown field and green field developments for School and Education facilities (including occupied sites), He has also worked on regeneration schemes, hospitals, Highways, residential and commercial facilities. Over the last decade Bill has delivered in excess of £1 Billion direct investment into new and refurbished Schools and Academies across the UK. He regularly works along side Governors, Head Teachers, Educationalists and Government Departments, leading on complex delivery of transformative investment into Education facilities.

Vita Safety – Ian Hutchings, Managing Director

Ian Hutchings is the founder and Managing Director of Vita Safety with over twenty years experience of providing health, safety and risk management advice and services to UK and Global organisations. Ian has worked extensively with clients in the education sector and across industry to deliver services such as; strategic consultancy, outsourced health and safety support, service level agreements for schools, training and leadership and organisational change support. Ian is a trustee for a multi academy trust and has a vested interest in a pragmatic and proportionate approach to the education of young people to be able to embrace a sensible approach to risk as part of learning and development.

Associate your brand with the Schools Development Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates around the sector.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Conference Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £2,500 View Details
Session One Partner: Meeting the Demand – What Are The UK's School Building Needs and How Can We Deliver Them? Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
Session Two Partner: The 10 Year School Rebuilding Programme Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
Session Three Partner: Designing and Building Schools For The Future Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
Best Practice Presentation Package Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,000 View Details
Exhibitor Packages Yes 5 Yes £500 View Details

We have various partnership packages available, including packages with speaking opportunities, exhibition space and those that will drive brand awareness, allowing you to address your whole target audience for maximum brand awareness and impact. Our partnership packages will put you at the forefront of the industry discussion allowing you to be there, be active and be an expert within the construction and property sector, the housing sector and the whole built environment industry.

Conference Partner

£2,500+VAT

Become the headline partner of this conference and get mass awareness and brand visibility. This package is the ultimate – with a prime location during the event, a speaking opportunity, logo positioning on the top of the logo and your name in the event title – “_____________ Conference; Sponsored by YOUR COMPANY NAME”

  • The conference will be called the xxx Conference in association with your company name
  • Ability to help shape the conference agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the event
  • Option to recommend speakers
  • Inclusion with pre-conference speaker communications
  • Access to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Prime branding for the whole conference
  • Option to do a keynote speech
  • One speaking position on one panel during the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 15 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

Session One Partner: Meeting the Demand – What Are The UK’s School Building Needs and How Can We Deliver Them?

Session Two Partner: The 10 Year School Rebuilding Programme

Session Three Partner: Designing and Building Schools For The Future

Best Practice Presentation Package

£1,000+VAT

During the breaks delegates are able to speed network and visit the exhibitors – but with this package you can also give them the option of coming to see your company deliver a 15-minute thought leadership presentation, enabling you to play a key role in the conference. Build brand awareness, loyalty, trust and new business leads amongst numerous civic and business leaders from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Ability to deliver a 15-minute presentation during one of the break periods
  • Access to the VIP Room – a green room for speakers, VIP guests and sponsors
  • Branding across the rest of the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share content
  • 10 online delegate passes for your team and/or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media, etc
  • Master of Ceremonies ‘thank you’ in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion in any PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

Best Practice Presentation Partner

Exhibitor Package

£500+VAT

If you’re looking for access to the event and a space to meet online delegates and chat with them – then our exhibitor package is perfect. Some people can be reluctant to approach exhibition stands – but online it’s different and you’ll be inundated with enquiries and questions about your brand. Benefits include:

  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 5 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

Exhibitor Partner

Exhibitor Partner

If you’re interested in any of the packages above or if you’re interested in finding out additional information then contact us on:

0113 390 4700

keith.griffiths@built-environment-networking.com

Our online conferences will merge our face-to-face conferences with a virtual platform – providing networking opportunities, exceptional panel discussions and debates, speaker presentations and an exhibition hall.

Here’s a little video highlighting what to expect

And here’s a bit more information of key areas of our online events…

You’ll receive unique log-in details to join our online event via computer or phone – and you’ll be greeted with an easy navigation tool. You’ll be able to navigate to:

Main Stage

Where our ‘Programme’ will take place with excellent speakers and content. You’ll be able to get involved, asking questions and taking part in live polls.

Networking Area

Just like a real conference you’ll be able to meet and connect with new people in our forum. You can directly request to chat with someone or you can enter our ‘speed networking’ area to meet numerous new people within the industry. Get your elevator pitch ready!

Sponsor / Exhibitor Area

Meet our partners and sponsors – view what they’re all about, video chat with them and download their literature and product information.

Our Schools Development Conference will bring together the property, estates, facilities management and procurement teams from a high number of schools and academies across the UK to share knowledge and best practice. Some of those schools and academies attending include:

  • Academy Transformation Trust
  • Aldridge Education
  • Anthem Schools Trust
  • Archway Learning Trust
  • Astrea Academy Trust
  • Anthony Jane Architecture
  • Bath & Wells Multi-Academy Trust
  • Beckfoot Trust
  • Brunel SEN Multi-Academy Trust
  • Barker Associates
  • Bradford Diocesan Academies Trust
  • Cabot Learning Federation
  • Chiltern Learning Trust
  • Coastal Learning Partnership
  • Coombe Academy Trust
  • Chisholm and Winch
  • Dartmoor Multi-Academy Trust
  • Discovery Schools
  • Djanogly Learning Trust
  • Department for Education
  • EKC Schools Trust
  • Enquire Learning Trust
  • Engie
  • Extend Learning Academies Network
  • Flying High Trust
  • Ford-Mainwaring
  • Gatehouse Green Learning Trust
  • Great Schools Trust
  • Greensand Multi Academy Trust
  • Greenshaw Learning Trust
  • Harris Federation
  • Hoyland Common Academy Trust (HCAT)
  • King Edward VI Multi-Academy Trust
  • Kier
  • Learning in Harmony Trust
  • Leigh Academies Trust
  • LocatED
  • Maritime Academy Trust
  • MESH Construction Consultancy
  • Neilcott Construction
  • Oasis Community Learning
  • Ormiston Academies Trust
  • Plymouth CAST
  • Red Kite Learning Trust
  • Redhill Academy Trust
  • Rossett School
  • St Christopher`s Multi-Academy Trust
  • The deFerrers Trust
  • The Gorse Academies Trust
  • The Learners’ Trust
  • The New Schools Network
  • The Trust Network
  • Thomas and Thomas
  • Tridonic
  • United Endeavour Trust
  • United Learning
  • Vantage Academy Trust
  • Ventrus Ltd
  • Wellington School
  • Windsor Academy Trust
  • Westridge Construction

And there are many other organisations from across the built environment industry who’re set to attend the event – and you can connect and chat with them throughout the event. They include companies like:

  • Academy Consulting
  • AHR Architects
  • Anderson Acoustics
  • Austin-Smith:Lord
  • Ankura
  • Barbour ABI
  • Bond Bryan Architects
  • Briggs & Forrester
  • BWB Consulting
  • CLS Risk Solutions
  • CPMG Architects
  • Curtins
  • Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture
  • Caulmert
  • Chapmanbdsp
  • Collinson Construction
  • ECF
  • Edgington Spink+Hyne
  • Engie
  • Faithful+Gould
  • Gerflor
  • GSSArchitecture
  • Greyline
  • Greenwoods GRM
  • Hoare Lea
  • Hollis
  • Haworth Tompkins
  • JN Bentley
  • Kier
  • Laing O’Rourke
  • Lanpro
  • LHC Design
  • Mace Group
  • Matter Architecture
  • Momentum Transport Consultancy
  • Mid Contracting and Consulting
  • McAdam Design
  • Newforma
  • Noviun Architects
  • nVent Thermal Management
  • NVB Architects
  • Neilcott Construction
  • Nicholas Hare Architects
  • PAGABO
  • Pick Everard
  • Platinum 3D Consultants
  • Procom
  • RG Carter
  • Rockwool
  • Robinson Low Francis
  • SES Engineering Services
  • Social Profit Calculator
  • SOCOTEC
  • Southerns
  • Spie
  • Sypro
  • Stephen George & Partners
  • Transport Planning Associates
  • Vita Safety
  • VU.CITY
  • Waterman Group
  • Willmott Dixon
  • Woodhead Group
  • WSP

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Details

Date:
Tuesday, 27th April 2021

Time:
0930hrs – 1430hrs

Venue

Online – Hopin


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