The Academies Governance and Leadership Conference 2020 will offer leading updates and solutions in delivering high quality governance practices which support enhanced operational and educational outcomes for all academies.

With insights from key experts and practitioners, delegates will assess the next steps in delivering high quality scrutiny, improved oversight of financial management and supporting leaders to deliver effective teaching for all pupils.

Reasons to Attend

leading policy insights with keynote addresses from Lord Agnew and the National Schools Commissioner, Dominic Herrington

the next steps in supporting high quality governance practices across the Academies sector

the role of effective senior leadership in delivering improved educational standards in Academies

the latest updates for boards and senior leaders in delivering robust financial planning and oversight

how to develop a skilled board capable of posing challenging questions and delivering detailed scrutiny

the role of a clerk and how governance professionals can support an academy board to succeed

how boards can broaden recruitment processes to attract governors from diverse backgrounds

with governors and senior leaders supporting improved standards across the Academies sector

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.


I think that all chairs of trustees and CEOs of MATS would benefit from regular attendance at events of this kind.

Chair of Directors, 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!

Local Academy Councillor, Oasis Community Learning

This was a great event and a "must go to" for Chairs and Trustees of multi academy trusts.

Director, 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.

Head Teacher & Joint CEO VIAT, 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

Company Secretary, Wellspring Academy Trust