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Lisa Griffin is content lead at Optimus Education, focusing on leadership and governance.
Advice for leaders of a multi-academy trust: what you need to know
Multi-academy trust CEOs share their experience and advice on leadership in a MAT
Independent schools: making the most of Optimus CPD
Your Optimus membership gives you access to a variety of resources to support pupils and staff. Download our plan to get started
GDPR: privacy notice checklist
Communicating how you will use personal data is most commonly done in a privacy notice. Lisa Griffin offers a checklist to help create your privacy notices and guidance on gaining consent
GDPR: data audit template and guide
The GDPR requires you to maintain records of your data processing activities. Use this template and guide to map the personal data and information you hold, where it came from and who its shared with
Who can be your data protection officer?
Under the GDPR, many schools are required to have a DPO. Lisa Griffin provides guidance on the responsibilities of the role and who can and can’t undertake it
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): what you need to know
The GDPR will change the way schools manage their data and information. Lisa Griffin provides a to-do list schools can use to prepare for the new data protection laws and outlines the changes
Options for school partnerships and collaborative structures: finding your fit
School collaboration is an increasingly important way of sharing resources and best practice but how do you find the right model for you?
Conducting a capability meeting checklist
A capability meeting is the first stage of the capability procedure following unsatisfactory performance. Download the capability meeting checklist to ensure the correct process is followed
Multi-academy trusts: success and sustainability
From due diligence to quality insurance, use these resources to ensure strong leadership and school improvement across your MAT
Governor skills audit
Download the governor skills audit to assess and evidence the skills members have and determine strengths and weaknesses of the board