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

Tuesday 16 Jun 2020
Manchester

(All day)

09:00 to 09:45

09:45 to 10:00

10:00 to 10:30

10:00 – 10:30
Procurement

Finding efficiencies within procurement while ensuring compliance with, and understanding of, the public procurement regime

Peter Ware, Partner, Browne Jacobson LLP

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10:30 to 11:00

10:30 – 11:00
Centralisation

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

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11:00 to 11:20

11:00 – 11:20
Catastrophe Management

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.

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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 Management

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

Three steps to marketing your school and trust effectively

Emily Richards, Founder, Stickman Consultancies

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12:10 – 12:55
1C: SRMA's

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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12:55 to 13:45

13:45 to 14:15

TBC

13:45 – 14:15
TBC
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14:15 to 14:20

14:20 to 15:05

14:20 – 15:05
2A: Fundraising and Sponsorship

Approach fundraising and sponsorship in an ambitious and proactive 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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14:20 – 15:05
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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14:20 – 15:05
2C: Estates and facilities management

Strategies to find efficiencies when managing the MAT estates and facilities, with a focus the tender process as well as sustainability and long-term planning

Stephen Mitchell, Director, Keystone Knowledge

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15:05 to 15:35

15:35 to 15:55

15:55 to 16:40

15:55 – 16:40
3A: 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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15:55 – 16:40
3B: 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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16:40

16:40
Conference Close

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

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