New ISBA Professional Development Programme

08 April 2020

COVID-19 Webinars

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 two weeks. 

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 accustomed to.