09:00 to 09:45
09:45 to 10:00
10:00 to 10:30
Develop a commercial approach to public procurement and understand how to avoid falling foul of the rules.
Peter Ware, Partner, Browne Jacobson
10:30 to 11:00
- understand the findings of the ESFA pilot scheme
- know how to apply the key insights to your MAT
- hear learning lessons for the future.
Tanya Arkle, Deputy Director, School Resource Management Advisors, ESFA
11:00 to 11:10
11:10 to 11:40
11:40 to 12:30
How to develop a procurement strategy for early stage MATs, gain clarity on what to procure and where to find 'quick wins'.
Lorraine Ashover, Director, Minerva Procurement Consultancy Services Limited
Develop your procurement strategy and ensure you can make the most out of your buying power to achieve economies of sale.
Julie Cordiner, Education Funding Specialist, School Financial Success
Join a discussion with fellow leaders of established MATs to share your procurement strategies and develop a best approach to efficient procurement.
Jo Bailey, Procurement and Contract Officer, Brooke Weston Trust
12:30 to 13:00
Building Bridges with Education Data:
How can schools effectively pull together the vast amounts of data that is out there, battle through the noise, and use it to make better, data-based decisions.
Paul Palmer, Director of Business Strategy, Groupcall
13:00 to 13:50
13:50 to 14:20
Hear from the DfE's Schools Commercial Team about the recommended deals, support and services that are available to help schools save money on the things they buy regularly.
Steve Archer, Schools Commercial Team, Department for Education
14:20 to 14:40
14:40 to 14:50
14:50 to 15:40
Know what services to centralise and when to manage the transition from seperate academies to becoming an integrated MAT.
Plus, gain access to our case study on centralisation and efficiency.
Gavin Lawrie, Director of Operations, Shaw Education Trust
Build a centralised HR service to manage staff efficiently across the MAT, increase retention, enable ongoing CPD and reduce agencies absence and recruitment costs.
Emma Hughes, Head of HR Services, Browne Jacobson LLP.
Implementing a robust monthly accounting and financial reporting process for multi-academy trusts.
Plus, answer our 10 quick questions to assess your financial management efficiency
Justin Berkeley, Managing Director, SBM Services
15:40 to 16:00
16:00 to 16:50
Interpret the new metrics and principles, benchmark with peers and identify outlier spending to ensure maximum efficiency.
Karen Sayers, ISBL
Learn new ways to secure additional funding available and develop alternative income streams across the MAT.
Justin Smith MInstF, Chameleon Training and Consultancy