mats summit 2018

10 - 12 October 2018
Hilton Brighton Metropole



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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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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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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Proud sponsor of the gala dinner on 11 October.

Norse, one of the UK’s most dynamic and fast-growing Facilities Management services providers, is dedicated to working with the Education Sector as a partner offering experience and stability in times of economic pressure.
Norse helps to ease the financial pressures of its 1,000+ educational establishments portfolio through cost efficiency savings, typically well over 10 percent.

Norse is recognised by the education sector as a safe pair of hands; a reputation clearly justified and evidenced by the group’s 96% client satisfaction, high contract and staff retention; all consistently industry leading.

The group is unique in the range of services it provides to the educational sector: cleaning, catering, grounds maintenance; property design, build and maintenance; recycling and waste management, security and school transport and vehicle maintenance.

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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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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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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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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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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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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 or call 020 3325 0382.