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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: Communications and IT systems

Improve efficiencies through centralising communications and IT systems

3B: Growth

Ensure efficient and sustainable growth while avoiding pitfalls

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 

4C: Pool funding

Pool funding to future proof against uncertainties and create a cost-effective operating model

Bobby Thandi, Deputy CEO, L.E.A.D

4D: Quality of Education

Hear from schools that have been through the new Ofsted framework, with a focus on the impact on deep dives