Multi-Academy Trust Leaders

Why Should Multi-Academy Trust Leaders Attend The Schools & Academies Show?

The Schools & Academies Show will provide leaders of Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs) with the chance to network with like-minded peers, meet leading education suppliers, hear from leading policymakers and school professionals and learn from best practice case studies.

We understand that the role of a MAT Leader can be very time-consuming, so having the time to source, meet and test out suppliers can often be an overlooked task.  By attending the Schools & Academies Show, MAT Leaders will have the chance to not only meet these requirements but benefit from the exclusive discounts and offers provided by suppliers at the event.

By registering for a free ticket today, all MAT Leaders will benefit from dedicated seminars and presentations taking place across the two days, scroll down to have a look at some of our key speakers and must-attend seminars.

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Key Speakers To Watch

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Day 1 - April 29, 2020


    • 11:30 am
      Autonomy, Responsibility and Accountability: Where Should the Balance Lie?
    • 1:20 pm
      Panel: Accountability and Governance in MATs – is there a ‘Best Model’?
    • 2:20 pm
      Case Study: How to Prepare for a Summary MAT Evaluation
    • 3:10 pm
      How to Lead a Trust – Three Nested Leadership Narratives


Day 2 - April 30, 2020


    • 10:20 am
      Developing a Good Estate Management Strategy across a MAT
    • 11:10 am
      Maximising Workforce Potential in multi-school organisations
    • 12:10 pm
      How to Design a Broad and Balanced Curriculum that Aligns with your MAT Values
    • 1:00 pm
      How to Assess and Improve your MAT’s Financial Health
    • 2:00 pm
      Managing the Centralisation of Your Trust’s Operational Teams

    • 1:35 pm
      A New Model? How Academisation Is Changing Inclusion

    • 10:00 am
      Outsourcing Services or Bringing Them Back In-House?
    • 10:50 am
      Understanding Academy Funding
    • 10:00 am
      Implementing GAG Pooling in Your Trust – the Practical Pro’s and Con’s

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The MAT Matchmaking Area

All MAT leaders and wider senior leadership teams that register for the Show will be offered the option to upgrade free of charge to a VIP ticket which will give them access to the MAT Matchmaking Area. They will also be offered the chance to pre-register for one of the roundtable discussions. The MAT Matchmaking Area will feature a wide range of intimate roundtable discussion groups around key areas that are effecting MATs.

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The National Schools Awards

The inaugural National Schools Awards will take place on the evening of 13th November at the NEC in Birmingham and is brought to you by the Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL) and the Schools & Academies Show. This celebration of the best and brightest practitioners from across the UK will form as part of The Schools & Academies Show 2019.

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The Government Education Village

This hugely popular area on the show floor is designed as a drop-in centre where you can put your questions to experts from across the Department for Education and the Education & Skills Funding Agency. Across the two days, DfE and ESFA will also be providing interactive demonstrations and short presentations on a variety of topics.

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