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Day two

Connecting both professional and career development systems with trust-wide improvement

David Weston, Founder and Chief Executive, Teacher Development Trust


3A: Strategy Setting

Using a new strategy to open minds, raise expectations and transform a Trust.

Does the thought of developing a new strategy excite and motivate you, or feel like a distraction from the real work of improving schools and pupil outcomes? Hardip will talk about his experience of developing a new strategy at the Woodard Academies Trust, during the pandemic, and how it is being used to transform the work of the Trust.

Hardip Begol, Chief Executive, Woodard Academies Trust 

3B: Growth

Ensure efficient and sustainable growth while avoiding pitfalls

Charlotte Antoniou, Partner, Browne Jacobson LLP

Nick MacKenzie, Partner, Browne Jacobson LLP

3C: Getting your finances right as you grow your Trust

  • How do you put in place the right budgets to ensure you have the capacity to grow, without placing yourself at risk?
  • What changes will I need to make to the way we work?
  • Ensuring all children benefit when financial pressures are different in different schools.

Stephen Mitchell, Director, Keystone Knowledge

3D: Teaching and learning

Build a culture that boosts motivation, learning and confidence

Bradley Busch, Registered Psychologist and Director, Innerdrive

3E: Governance

Unpack an alternative model for local governance that seeks to enhance the views of key stakeholders and provides Board members with a greater understanding of community issues that impact on their strategic role

Simon O'Keefe, Education Consultant

4A: Centralisation

Ensure centralisation which has children at its heart and drives educational impact

Centralisation - is it inevitable, and how to master it?

  • What does it mean for us?
  • Unlocking potential, time, money, and focus on children.
  • What battle scars can I learn from?

Stephen Mitchell, Director, Keystone Knowledge

4B: Wellbeing and retention

Strategies to ensure the best working environments to support staff wellbeing, boost retention and promote talent

David Weston, Founder and Chief Executive, Teacher Development Trust

Michelle Barker, Network Programmes Lead, Teacher Development Trust

4C: Procurement

Learning lessons from Covid and looking forward to the future of procurement post Brexit

Matthew Wolton, Partner, VWV

4D: Transforming a Trust through a shared model of school improvement

From RI to Outstanding: Transforming your Trust through a shared model of school improvement, sharing lessons learned from the journey of North Shore Academy

Rob Tarn, Chief Executive, Northern Education Trust

4E: Achieving a One Trust focus

The culture of an organisation should flow from its values and ethos. In a MAT, this means the values and ethos of the Trust as one organisation.

This session will explore the importance of a one trust vision and how to achieve a balance of being one robust organisation with a strong brand and identity, while acknowledging that and the importance of local community.

Sam Henson, Director of Policy and Information, National Governance Association