mats summit 2018

10 - 12 October 2018
Hilton Brighton Metropole

Partners

Gold

Frog is a leading education technology provider. Our passion is to improve pupil learning and educational performance by building solutions that positively impact at every level within a school. With over 20 years’ experience in the sector, our technology connects over 12 million students, teachers and parents worldwide.

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Focussed on improving children’s outcomes, Groupcall provides Trusts and schools with powerful software to help make more effective data-driven decisions, ensure ongoing GDPR compliance, improve communications and drive efficiencies in the business of running schools.

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9ine Consulting are Independent Technology Specialists in Education providing; strategic, operational, project management, technical and digital coaching consultancy services. We partner with schools to develop an effective strategy for technology; supporting them operationally, technically and in the classroom. Our action oriented and data driven approach provides school leaders with the information they require to make better technology decisions. We support teachers to improve their professional practice using technology and being entirely independent and not selling software or hardware, means we place whole school improvement at the centre of our services.

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Affinity Workforce is a market leading recruitment specialist supplying quality teachers into Multi-Academy Trusts and schools. As a managed service provider on the CCS Framework, we offer innovative, value-added resourcing solutions so schools can get on with what they do best, teaching and learning.

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Arbor Education provides simple, smart academic & financial benchmarking and MIS systems to 2,500 schools and MATs, including United Learning, Reach2 and Wellspring. Free MAT academic and financial benchmarking tools identify areas of over and underperformance, whilst our MAT MIS allows you to centrally streamline data & operations across schools.

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Avocor designs and creates award winning interactive technologies, educational software and accessories designed specifically to enhance collaboration and learning in the classroom.

With the digital revolution over the last 20 years, teaching and technology has converged as we have moved away from dusty chalkboards to interactive devices which enable learning through collaboration, bringing innovation to your fingertips.

Here at Avocor, we have put teachers and students at the forefront of our product development and we specialise in providing products that enables a deeper level of collaboration, meeting every need and budget. All our solutions are built on the same ethos, that understanding our customer is at the heart of our innovation and this is the fundamental principle behind our product design and customer engagement.

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Civica is a leading provider of digital technology designed to drive improvements across a MAT’s financial and operational functions.

Our suite of cloud-based solutions enable academies to operate smoothly and efficiently, with systems that are designed specifically for the unique needs of the sector. We focus on developing cost-effective, scalable technology that digitises complex paper-based processes and provides leadership teams with data which enables them to make informed decisions when planning for the future.

Education FinancialsLIVE, our latest financial management system, provides a consolidated view of finances across your trust. Speak to our team to find out how we can help make your back office more efficient, leaving you to focus on outcomes for young people.

  

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Eversheds Sutherland’s multi-disciplinary team has worked on academy projects since the inception of the academy program and has significant experience of converter academies, sponsors, multi-academy trusts (MATs), university technical colleges, church schools, free schools and studio schools. In addition, we provide daily legal and governance support to hundreds of academies.
We know that school issues can be complex and a drain on scarce resources. The experience and reach of our team mean that we can support you with any legal issue that arises, from student admissions, through HR support to adding schools to a MAT. We also help you to manage risk by offering access to training and fixed-cost helpline services, which enable trustees and leadership teams to understand the legal frameworks within which academies operate. You will be looked after by a dedicated client service team with deep sector knowledge, who will invest time in getting to know your academy and how it works.

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Faithful+Gould is a world-leading integrated project and programme management consultancy. Our experience in the education sector extends through schools and academies, in addition to our market leading position in the higher education sector.

We create an effective interface between operational and estate goals, working with clients to understand their needs, driving innovation, excellence and best value through design, procurement and construction. We are currently delivering the only collaborative inter-MAT ESFA funded project. An innovative concept that is delivering significant value for our clients.

Faithful+Gould have a significant footprint across the schools sector providing support at all stages of the asset lifecycle, from our MAT Maker Pre-academisation service, highly successful CIF grant funding support and cost effective asset management and statutory compliance reporting and project delivery.

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Proud sponsor of the breakfast briefing on 12 October

LMP Education is a Registered Apprenticeship Training Provider specialising in delivery to Schools. We make it our business to add value to others by advising on apprenticeship strategy. We recruit, train and place excellent apprentices from a wide variety of frameworks, throughout the UK, adding value to the organisations we work with. Our experienced Apprenticeship Team are Levy experts and advise regularly on staffing strategies and training solutions to upskill existing staff or hire new talent.

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When technology works, it is invisible, unlocking more of your valuable time and energy to focus on the teaching and learning issues that matter most.
Put simply, we exist to support the key educational priorities and challenges faced by UK schools via a range of technology solutions designed to specifically solve these problems. We’ve been doing this for over 40 years, by working closely with schools to really get to the root of the problem and understand how we can help.

Our mission is to make technology work for your teaching and learning needs. It’s what drives everything we do.

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With 8 million registered users, TES is the largest global network of education professionals. To help schools meet the challenges they are facing in finding and attracting the right teaching talent, we have introduced a cost-effective Recruitment Subscription. Achieve more with your budget whilst promoting your school to the best candidates. On average you could reach 45% more talent, increase your volume of applications by 41% and save 24% on annual recruitment costs. Speak to our team to find out how TES can support your recruitment needs. 

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As specialists in staff absence insurance, The Education Broker work with A-Rated insurers to offer you four different quotes by simply filling out one form – an easy best value analysis. As the only preferred supplier of NAHT and an approved partner of ISBL, you could say they know a thing or two about your needs.

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Exhibitors

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At Best Practice Network our aim is to make a positive difference to children’s lives by developing skilled and fulfilled education professionals. We are proud to work in partnership with Teaching School Alliances, Multi-Academy Trusts, Early Years providers, Universities and Colleges to provide quality and effective professional development.

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Bromcom has been at the forefront of school management information systems for 30 years, they put user satisfaction of their products and services first. Bromcom is a cloud system, offering flexibility, money saving and security for primary schools, secondary schools and multi-academy trusts.

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Class Technology Solutions Class Technology Solutions Limited (CTS) is your trusted technology partner of choice. We are a passionate, forward-thinking company, dedicated exclusively to investing in the future of schools and colleges. Our future depends on continuously creating tools which will support schools and colleges in innovative ways. Our focus is to bridge the gap in curriculum based learning with the use of innovative technology in the classroom.

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Building Essential Life Skills in School?  CJ’s have developed an innovative new School led programme which will transform the classroom and playground!

Engage reluctant learners and build resilience as part of a whole school approach.  Come and see the Impacts!  Every school is different, so we’ve designed our curriculum with flexibility in mind.

The programme can be a toolkit to support and promote SMSC, British values, health and wellbeing, teamwork and leadership, PSHE and even holiday clubs.

Our goal is to engage even the most reluctant learners, so all of our packages include a Top Secret box packed with cross-curricular resources, amazing video hooks for every module and innovate online tracker tools to help pupils mark and celebrate their achievements.

Leaving no child left behind, we inspire pupils to rise to the challenge, strive for excellence and develop resilience, empathy and a passion for learning.

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DCPro – assessment and reporting software that is fast, flexible and reliable. Its intuitive design and features are driven by users and it can produce reports bespoke to the needs of any school or MAT. The system is fully customisable to meet your needs, whether making summative or formative assessments. Cloud based and secure, you can access DCPro from anywhere, confident that your data is in good hands.

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Ellis Whittam is the leading provider of high quality, fixed fee Employment Law, HR and Health & Safety services to the UK education sector.

We are assisting multi-academy trusts with all four stages of improvement;

1. Stabilise

2. Repair

3. Improve

4. Sustain

We currently support over 400 schools providing them with much needed advice to continually improve their Academy.

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Lessons Learned from For Schools helps raise the quality of teaching and learning, supports staff development and co-ordinates MAT/school improvement activity. The online system is used by around 500 schools and MATs. Experience a live demo.

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Through open, usable, cloud-based technologies, Canvas enables easy integration of the content, tools, and services that lecturers need and students want. As the most usable, customisable, adaptable, and reliable virtual learning environment (think 99.9% uptime), Canvas is adopted faster and deeper (or, is used in more ways by more users) than any other VLE. So, in the end, investing in 21st century education technology actually makes teaching and learning easier (like it’s supposed to).

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Our experience of the education sector's banking requirements means we are able to offer a comprehensive banking service based on the things that we know are important to you.
Our Academy and independent schools are supported by a dedicated and specialist local education relationship manager.

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Orovia Education are specialists in education business management software, providing Budget Planning, Payroll and HR software to over 4000 schools and academies nationally. We pride ourselves on our market leading software BPS and EduPay, and our outstanding support team who are there for our customers every step of the way. Whether you’re a school business manager, finance officer, HR or head teacher- BPS and EduPay exist to make your life easier. 

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Schoolcomms understand that every MAT is different. Being able to tailor a package to suit each trust’s needs, enables Schoolcomms to deliver genuine cost savings and efficiencies across any group of schools.

As the market leader in technology driven parent engagement, over 3,000 schools and 2,000,000 parents use Schoolcomms’ single integrated system and the UK’s best parent app. Providing schools with one place for all their parent interactions.

Our Branded Parent App comes with the core features every school needs to keep parents fully connected with their child’s life at school. Use the branding feature to personalise the app with your branding and build functionality as you need it, enriching the parent experience.

Make sure you visit our stand to see a preview of our multi-school dashboard and the latest developments.  Our Group Purchase Specialists will be on hand throughout the event to discuss the best solution for your MAT.

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St John Ambulance is the nation’s leading first aid training provider. We provide first aid training services to meet the complex needs of today’s MATs by helping leaders meet budget responsibilities and ensuring full compliance with first aid legal requirements.

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The School Planner Company has been creating planners for over fifteen years, continually evolving and developing their product in order to ensure that they are always providing schools with the best quality planners possible.

Understanding that no two schools are the same, they work closely with each of their customers to create 100% customised student planners which are completely relevant to their particular school and can become a valuable learning resource.

Channelling their expertise in design and knowledge of education, they help schools to create a completely comprehensive and incredibly effective planner for their students.

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Twinkl is the world’s largest specialist digital educational publisher, providing materials for in and out of the classroom to the global teaching community. With over 525,000 knowledge-rich classroom resources 24/7, including lesson packs, story books, planning, assessment and display materials. 

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Weduc provides effective communication for the whole school community, combining all aspects of school communication into an easy-to-use platform and mobile app, whilst bringing parents closer to the learning journey, for schools and trusts of any size or structure.

  

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Zen Educate puts money back into schools’ pockets by drastically cutting commissions charged for teacher recruitment. An easy-to-use platform allows schools to browse through profiles of fully vetted Qualified Teachers and Teaching Assistants, to book daily or long-term supply cover and to find the right candidates for permanent hiring.

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In partnership with

The Association can trace its origins to local group meetings in the early 1990s. Bursars began to emerge in the state sector as a result of the new autonomy enjoyed by schools awarded grant-maintained status. In 1994, a meeting of like-minded bursars led to a resolution to promote national participation in an organisation dedicated to representing the profession.

In 1997, the National Bursars Association Ltd was formally incorporated in response to an increasing demand for a more formal representative body.

In 2008, the association commissioned a rebrand exercise and made a conscious move away from the term ‘bursar’ to reflect the broader responsibilities and complexity of school business management. The National Association of School Business Management (NASBM) was born.

The move to become the Institute of School Business Leadership, in 2017, is firmly rooted in this same key principle which saw the emergence of the organisation over 20 years ago.

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If you are interested in sponsoring MATs Summit 2018 please email victoria.baxter@optimus-education.com or call 020 8315 1506.