Posted: 08 April 2020
In light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, ISBA has been
running a revised professional development programme for its
members which has included webinars dedicated to the issues arising
from COVID-19 for schools. We are delighted that some 2024
attendees have so far joined us for the webinars and we look
forward to hosting more as below during April:
- Friday 17 April at 11am - communications.
- Monday 20 April at 11am - TPS update session 1:
11.00 to 11.30: ISBA Intro
11.30 - 12.00: LCP update
12.00 - 12.30: Aviva update
12.30 - 12.35: Session 1 - closing remarks, ISBA
- Wednesday 22 April at 11am - TPS update session 2:
11.00-11.05: Brief intro by ISBA
11.05 - 11.35: HCR HR law aspects
1135 - 1205: VWV HR law aspects
1205 - 1235: Pilot Financial
1235 - 1240: Closing remarks, ISBA
- Friday 24 April at 11am - financial strategies: talking to the
banks, mergers and acquisitions.
- Tuesday 28 April at 11am - online safeguarding.
- Thursday 30 April at 11am - boarding for bursars.
ISBA online booking links will be provided to members for these
webinars via the COVID-19 bulletins which the association is
sending regularly by email.
We also plan to hold regional group meetings virtually from 27
April onwards and a programme for these will issued to members in
the middle of the month.
Regional group 'virtual coffee meetings' have been held each day
and information with a diary invite is being sent to all member
schools. We plan to continue these for the foreseeable future
and we aim for each region to have a meeting approximately every
ISBA Annual Conference and Exhibition 2020
As members will know we have had to postpone our annual
conference to 15 and 16 December 2020. We are working to put
a programme in place which will be relevant to all of us in the
changed economic circumstances that will prevail at the end of the
year. The exhibitors are very keen to attend and we are
working with sponsors to put their packages in place. At this
early stage in the re-planning process, we are very heartened by
the support we are receiving and the re-scheduled conference is
showing every sign of being the flagship event we are all