Driving Sustainable Growth in Multi-Academy Trusts - London - Programme

Thursday 26 Nov 2020
AMBA Marble Arch, London

09:00 to 09:45

09:45 to 10:00

10:00 to 10:30

10:30 to 11:00

10:30 – 11:00
Centralisation

The benefits and pit-falls of centralisation and creating a cultural buy in

Tommy Cullen, COO, The Stour Academy Trust

Simon O’Keefe, CEO, The Stour Academy Trust

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11:00 to 11:20

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11:00 – 11:20
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11:20 to 11:30

11:30 to 12:10

12:10 to 12:55

12:10 – 12:55
1A: Change Managment

Changing the culture of individual schools, with a view to buying into being a part of a MAT and embracing centralisation, while still allowing for a level of autonomy

Lee Miller, Deputy Chief Executive, Thinking Schools Academy Trust

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12:10 – 12:55
1B: Marketing

The 3 Step Framework to Results-Driven Marketing at Your School or MAT

Emily Richards, Founder, The Stickman Consultancy

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12:10 – 12:55
1C: Smart Procurements

What you need to know to plan your procurements – examples of how MATs have saved money

Claire Delaney, Managing Director, Schools’ Buying Club

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12:55 to 13:45

13:45 to 14:20

13:45 – 14:20
Fraud

A focus on the potential for fraud within MATs and how to ensure the relevant structures and procedures are in place to prevent this

Ian Buss, Education Banking Consultancy

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14:20 to 14:25

14:25 to 15:10

14:25 – 15:10
2A: Brand Management and Fundraising

Manage and market your brand effectively and approach fundraising in an ambitious and unique way in order to create opportunities for your learners.

Matthew Crawford, CEO, Embark Federation

Rosie McLaughlin. Marketing, Fundraising and Events Manager, Embark Federation

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14:25 – 15:10
2B: Procurement Strategy

Establishing an effective procurement strategy to ensure best value, as well as practical ideas and good practice to reduce non-staff spend

Clive Hammond, Head of Procurement, Academies Enterprise Trust

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14:25 – 15:10
2C: Estates and facilities management

Strategies to find efficiencies when managing the estates and facilities of the whole Multi-Academy Trust, with a focus the tender process as well as sustainability and long-term planning

Stephen Mitchell, Director, Keystone Knowledge

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15:10 to 15:40

15:40 to 16:00

16:00 to 16:45

16:00 – 16:45
3A: Growth

A look at the drivers that affect the internal and external growth of a Multi-Academy Trust and the process that need to be put into place to ensure that any potential expansion is successful and sustainable

Emma Hughes, Senior Associate, Browne Jacobson LLP

Claire Pritchard, Deputy CEO and COO, Academy Transformation Trust

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16:00 – 16:45
3B: SRMA

The role of School Resource Management Advisers (SRMA) and the importance of optimising the use of all resources throughout a MAT

Stephen Mitchell, Director, Keystone Knowledge

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16:00 – 16:45
3C: Staffing and Recruitment

Strategies to attract the right staff for your MAT and processes to allow for upskilling and development to retain staff and allow for beneficial internal progression and movement

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16:45