09:00 to 09:45
09:45 to 10:00
10:00 to 10:30
10:30 to 11:00
The benefits and pit-falls of centralisation, including GAG pooling and creating a cultural buy in, while knowing the systems and staffing areas that best benefit from a singular focus.
Tommy Cullen, COO, The Stour Academy Trust
Simon O’Keefe, CEO, The Stour Academy Trust
11:00 to 11:20
In the wake of COVID-19, we look at the lessons that have been learned and the measures that need to be put into place to ensure we are supporting our most disadvantaged pupils during school closures.
11:20 to 11:30
11:30 to 12:10
12:10 to 12:55
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
12:55 to 13:45
13:45 to 14:15
14:15 to 14:20
14:20 to 15:05
Approach fundraising and sponsorship in an ambitious and proactive way, in order to create opportunities for your learners.
Establishing an effective procurement strategy to ensure best value, as well as practical ideas and good practice to reduce non-staff spend.
15:05 to 15:35
15:35 to 15:55
15:55 to 16:40
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
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
Claire Pritchard, Deputy CEO and COO, Academy Transformation Trust
The role of School Resource Management Advisers (SRMA) and the importance of optimising the use of all resources throughout a MAT
Stephen Morales, Chief Executive, ISBL