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This conference is supported by the Confederation of School Trusts. 

Leora Cruddas, CEO of the Confederation of School Trusts, will be delivering a session on

Improving the Resilience of Academies through Strong Governance and Leadership.



View our broad range of other speakers below.

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This Conference is specifically designed for Academies. This Conference is also open to the wider Education Sector, as well as the Private Sector to encourage networking and debate. Typical job titles will include:

Chief Executive Officers
Chair of Trustee Boards
Board of Trustee Members
Deputy and Assistant Headteachers
Chair of Governors
School Governance Advisers
Business Managers
Directors of Education
Directors of Standards
Heads of School Improvement

Academies Governance and Leadership Conference 2020: The Online Experience

  • Live Q&As with sector leaders
  • Match-making networking and live meeting scheduling with delegates
  • Replay functions so you never miss a session
  • Live chat, questioning and polling tools
  • Real time resources and presentations
  • Dedicated discussion groups to network and collaborate with peers through the day
  • Next generation conference engagement platform
  • Real solutions, ideas and answers for all leaders and governors in single and multi academy trusts
  • Varied formats and screen breaks to support an engaging experience
  • Post-event resources to facilitate implementation of key takeaways

Why Attend?

Gain leading policy insights with keynote addresses from sector leaders
Explore the next steps in supporting high quality governance practices following the COVID-19 crisis
Discuss the role of effective senior leadership in delivering improved educational standards in Academies
Understand the latest updates for boards and senior leaders in delivering robust financial planning and oversight
Assess how to develop a skilled board capable of posing challenging questions and delivering detailed scrutiny
Evaluate how governance professionals can support an academy board to succeed
Analyse how boards can broaden recruitment processes to attract governors from diverse backgrounds
Network with governors and senior leaders supporting improved standards across the Academies sector
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I think that all chairs of trustees and CEOs of MATS would benefit from regular attendance at events of this kind.
- Chipstead Valley Academy Trust
This was an excellent and must attend event. Presenters were relevant and gave useful information. The day was well organised and the food was excellent!
- Oasis Community Learning
This was a great event and a "must go to" for Chairs and Trustees of multi academy trusts.
- South Pennine Academies
A very well organised conference that provided me with a good insight into the challenges of governance. It was honest, perceptive and insightful.
- Valley Invicta Academies Trust
It 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
- Wellspring Academy Trust