EES for Schools Launches 'Responding to Challenges in Schools' Events

This term, EES for Schools will be hosting a series of events entitled ‘Responding to Challenges in Schools’ focusing on the significant pressures currently affecting schools, including funding, staff retention and recruitment. The events are open for all school and academy staff, are offered at no cost to the school and are available to book on our dedicated CPD portal.

The events will address growing budgetary pressures and competing priorities faced by schools, such as real-term budget cuts, increasing pupil numbers, heavy teacher workload, and a rise in national insurance and pension contributions.

Each event will take place in and around Essex in a series of six events. EES for Schools’ education experts, Kim Cannon, Helen Edwards and Linda Talbot, will write and deliver the talks. Head of Schools Services, Stephen Nunn, will host the events.

Stephen Nunn 

Stephen Nunn is a member of the EES senior leadership team with a firm background in the field of schools HR. Stephen currently oversees Education HR, Education Finance, Governor Services, Schools’ Recruitment and software (Target Tracker and School Effectiveness+). Well known in education in Essex, Stephen is chairman to various consultative bodies and a regular speaker at headteacher development sessions.




Kim Cannon

Kim Cannon, Education Finance Support Manager, is AAT qualified with 18 years’ experience working with schools and academies.

Kim manages EES for Schools’ Education Finance Support team and is responsible for maintaining consistency of advice, compliance with Department for Education policy and best practice guidelines as well as managing the internal controls review provision and finance training for schools and academies.


Helen Edwards

Helen Edwards, Schools’ Recruitment Manager, is a qualified ICF NLP coach who works closely with schools to provide recruitment advice, support and guidance. Helen's specialism is helping school leaders recruit high-performing, high-quality staff. 

Helen provides advice and training on recruitment and selection techniques, offers insights into how to use a coaching approach for difficult conversations, and shares the art of coaching to help schools develop a high-performing team.

Helen’s team manages, a renowned education recruitment tool for Essex and beyond.

Linda Talbot

Linda Talbot, Lead Adviser for Leadership and School Effectiveness, is a nationally accredited Local Consultant for Improvement, a KS1 and KS2 moderator and an assessor for the Basic Skills Quality Mark. 

Linda has held differing leadership roles, including headship leading her school to an outstanding inspection judgement. As a Lead Adviser for EES for Schools, Linda provides tailored advice, support and training in the areas of whole school improvement, self-evaluation, data analysis, leadership and management development, teaching and learning, and curriculum development.



For more information about these events or to reserve your place, visit our CPD course booking page here . Registration may be required.