News and events

We run a programme of free events and webinars for people who buy for schools and trusts.


We run a series of free webinars during the academic year. They are designed to highlight DfE approved routes to market to buy a wide range of goods and services. These live webinars explain the buying process in a clear and easy to understand way and offer the opportunity to ask questions or seek further advice and support.

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We run free face to face events around the country, including school business professional roundtables. These offer people who buy for schools and trusts the opportunity to network with colleagues in their area and share their buying challenges. They are also an opportunity to find out more about the procurement support available from the Schools Commercial Team.

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Visit our blog

We share regular blog posts from school business professionals, partners, suppliers and colleagues about all things school procurement and more. These provide more in-depth information about the variety of services and support available from the Schools Commercial Team. You can subscribe to the blog to make sure you never miss the latest update.

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Follow us on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is the best place to keep up to date with the latest news, events and everything that the Schools Commercial Team is doing to support schools and trusts. We provide regular updates and signpost to a variety of resources that support school business professionals.

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