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Build a stronger trust that operates efficiently with robust processes to benefit your community for the long term.
Registration, refreshments and networking (08:30)
Welcome and housekeeping (09:10)
Chair's introduction and welcome (09:15)
Nick MacKenzie, Partner, Browne Jacobson LLP
Lessons from growth (09:30)
Hear about the pitfalls and successes from growing at pace.
Doing leadership differently (09:55)
Inspire and support your team to strive for the best.
Vivienne Porritt OBE, Co-founder and Global strategic lead of WomenEd
Questions and answers (10:45)
Morning refreshments, networking and exhibition (11:00 – 11:40)
Workshop choices (11:40 – 12:30)
1A. Strong trusts: Research lessons and recommendations
Learn from England's leading stakeholder voice research and gain practical tips to build a stronger trust.
Ernest Jenavs, CEO and Co-Founder, Edurio
Iona Jackson, Head of Insights, Edurio
Manage mergers and takeovers whilst protecting your current cohort.
Garry Ratcliffe, CEO, Golden Thread Alliance
1C. Getting your MAT in shape for the future
Key HR tips and strategies for operational effectiveness in a growing MAT
Tom Wallace, Senior HR consultant, Browne Jacobson LLP
Lunch, networking and exhibition (12:30 – 13:20)
Workshop choices (13:20 – 14:10)
2A. Greener choices
Gain key insights into creating a more sustainable trust.
Paul Edmond, Chief Finance Officer, HEART Academies Trust
Increase the appeal of your trust, to boost your recruitment of staff and schools.
Ryan Green, CEO and Founder, Eduprise
2C. School Improvement
Develop a strategy to steadily improve academic and personal outcomes of your students.
Owen Carter, Co-Founder and Managing Director ImpactEd
Afternoon refreshments, networking and exhibition (14:10 – 14:30)
Workshop choices (14:30 – 15:20)
Engage with trusts that have centralised their estate management and taken control of maintenance and improvement.
Robert Gould FRICS, Partner, Barker
3B. Onboarding a RI school
Hear from a trust that has recently taken on a school that requires improvement.
3C. Recruitment and retention strategies for DEI
How to implement inclusive strategies for recruiting and retaining staff.
Shonagh Reid, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant
Staff wellbeing (15:25)
Practical concepts that you can apply to support your staff’s wellbeing.
Kelly Hannaghan, Mental Health Champion, Writer, Speaker and Consultant
Conference closes at 16:00