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Streamed sessions three (11:40 - 12:30)

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