The annual School Business Management conference is back for 2021 as a physical conference and we can’t wait for you to join us at St James' Park.

This event is for School Business Managers, administrators, finance staff, Head Teachers and all staff involved in the day-to-day running of their school.



We are excited to bring the physical conference back with a bang which is the biggest of its type in the country selling out each year.

This year, the theme of the conference is ‘Thrive in a climate of change’. We will have dedicated strands around change in the workplace looking at finance, HR, wellbeing and climate change.

Join your colleagues from across the region and beyond!


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The Focus

The conference will include a mix of keynote speeches and practical sessions.  It will also provide a fantastic opportunity for you to network with your colleagues as well as engage with a range of specially selected provider organisations through our exhibition!

The Audience

The event is aimed at School Business Managers, Admin Managers, Finance Managers, Admin/Finance Officers, School Secretaries, Head Teachers, school senior leaders and any school staff involved in the day-to-day running of their school or strategic planning for its future.


Delegates will be able to visit the exhibition and engage with our range of specially selected provider organisations, there's also the chance to still be entered into our 'famous' prize draw!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Click here to view the sponsorship and exhibition opportunities and book your slot today.


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Partner Schools - Single delegate: £77  
Non-Partner School - Single delegate: £105
Non North East Schools - Single delegate: £142
(* All prices exclude VAT)

See booking form for non school rates.


Group booking discounts are available, please contact us to discuss.




Interested in speaking at the conference?
Click here to complete the speaker application form