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The Academies Governance Conference 2018 will offer professional development and leading policy guidance in ensuring outstanding governance practices to deliver improved operational and educational outcomes for all academies. Attendees will learn from leading practitioners and policy experts on enhancing governance to develop strong academy leadership, improve financial outcomes and support high quality educational performance across a trust.

Reasons to Attend:

what constitutes effective governance within an academy and assess the role of a trustee
the role of good governance in supporting improved teaching and learning outcomes within an academy
the latest policy updates on the skills and competencies expected of trustees in line with the DfE’s Governance Handbook and Competency Framework
how governing boards can ensure effective professional development for their trustees and board members
how diversity and representation can be enhanced within a governing body through the recruitment process
the latest guidance on trustees’ role in ensuring successful financial management within an academy or academy trust
how effective leadership and governance can support expansion or a transition to a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT)
with leading board chairs, trustees and clerks to share best practice and guidance
This Conference is specifically designed for Academies. Typical Job titles will include:
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Chair of Trustee Boards
  • Trustees
  • Board of Trustee Members
  • Governors
  • Principals
  • Headteachers
  • Directors
  • Clerks
  • Deputy and Assistant Headteachers
  • Chair of Governors
  • School Governance Advisers
  • Business Managers
  • Directors of Education
  • Directors of Standards
  • Heads of School Improvement

*This Conference is also open to the wider Education Sector, as well as the Private Sector to encourage networking and debate.


An interesting and informative day which was well planned and delivered. It provided examples of best practice and food for thought.

Governor, The Rivers MAT

An excellent opportunity to network with colleagues from across the country and listen to quality speakers around pertinent topics.

Chair of Governors, Castleman Academy Trust

A very useful event, particularly for those at or near the beginning of their MAT journey.

Executive Headteacher, Chipstead Valley Academy Trust

A very well organised conference that provided me with a good insight into the challenges of governance. It was honest, perceptive and insightful.

Head Teacher & Joint CEO, Valley Invicta Academies Trust

This was one of the best conferences I've ever attended, with a variety of speakers and a range of case studies; very focused on practicalities.

Company Secretary, Wellspring Academy Trust