MATPN Expo

MATPN South 2023

13th - 14th June, Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel, Heathrow

  • Day 1
  • Day 2

13 June 2023

  • 12:30 pm - 12:50 pm

    Breakout Room 1

    Sorting out behaviour

    Jeremy Rowe

    Chief Executive Officer
    Waveney Valley Academies Trust

    How can we get behaviour right across a whole school? This session will show how your senior leadership teams can make a genuine difference to behaviour across your schools by applying a few simple, value-based approaches.

  • 12:55 pm - 1:15 pm

    Breakout Room 1

    The Safeguarding Company

    Sponsor Presentation

  • 2:25 pm - 2:45 pm

    Breakout Room 1

    How we built our strategic plan for 2022-2025

    Kirstie Fulthorpe

    Chief Executive Officer
    Whitefield Academy Trust

    Many MATs still don’t have a strategic plan. We have developed our plan to reflect the Green Paper/White Paper as well as the educational and fiscal climate This session will talk about the process and outcome, share the strategy, an...

  • 2:50 pm - 3:10 pm

    Breakout Room 1

    Educational Mutual

    Sponsor Presentations

  • 12:30 pm - 12:50 pm

    Breakout Room 2

    Thinking outside the box for board recruitment

    Tiffany Beck

    Chair of Trustees
    Maritime Academy Trust

    Tom Campbell

    Chief Executive Officer
    E-ACT

    As leaders in the Trust sector, we understand the importance of getting the right people on a Trust board, the difference a good board can make, and how that impacts on both the quality of education for children and young people and job ...

  • 12:55 pm - 1:15 pm

    Breakout Room 2

    Adept

    Sponsor Presentation

  • 2:25 pm - 2:45 pm

    Breakout Room 2

    Reimagining funding in a primary school setting

    Ben March

    Chief Financial and Operations Officer
    STEP Academy Trust

    Could the way we fund schools – not how much we fund them – lead to better outcomes? With higher needs in primary settings and finance ever tightening its grip, what approach has secured outcomes whilst balancing the books?

  • 2:50 pm - 3:10 pm

    Breakout Room 2

    The National College

    Sponsor Presentations

  • 12:55 pm - 1:15 pm

    Breakout Room 3

    Gold Sponsor

    Sponsor Presentation

  • 2:25 pm - 2:45 pm

    Breakout Room 3

    Keeping our people motivated and well

    Howard Nelson

    Chief Operating Officer
    Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust

    Our staff are not motivated by money. If they were, it’d be impossible to keep them! However, in an environment where costs are rising, we need to ensure that our people stay motivated to deliver the amazing work that they do!

  • 2:50 pm - 3:10 pm

    Breakout Room 3

    Be Ready

    Sponsor Presentations

  • 12:30 pm - 12:50 pm

    Breakout Room 3

    Ensuring financial stability

    Gemma Kintas

    Chief Financial Officer
    Milton Keynes Education Trust

    Trusts are looking at ways in which they can become more financially stable and sustainable.
    This session will explore some ideas that you can implement in your Trust!

  • 8:00 am - 8:45 am

    Main Room

    Registration

  • 8:45 am - 8:40 am

    Main Room

    Chair's Opening Remarks

    Sajid Gulzar OBE

    Chief Executive Officer
    The Prince Albert Community Trust

    Welcome to the MAT Partnership Network

  • 8:55 am - 9:35 am

    Main Room

    Panel Discussion: Managing the rising cost of everything!

    Sajid Gulzar OBE

    Chief Executive Officer
    The Prince Albert Community Trust

    Bushra Nasir

    Chief Executive Officer
    Drapers' MAT

    Adrian Rogers

    Chief Executive Officer
    Chiltern Learning Trust

    Lynsey Holzer

    Chief Executive Officer
    Thinking Schools Academy Trust

    Jennese Alozie

    Chief Executive Officer
    University of Chichester Multi-Academy Trust

    It is becoming increasingly expensive to run a school, let alone a MAT! From the rising cost of energy to the cost of retaining staff, we have to be more efficient and find ways to do more with less. This session will show what Trusts ca...

  • 9:40 am - 10:00 am

    Main Room

    Headline Presentation: Google

    Google

    Google for Education

    Headline Presentation

  • 10:00 am - 10:40 am

    Main Room

    Dragons' Den

    Dragons’ Den – a quick-fire pitch session featuring all of our sponsors. Each supplier delivers a 90-second elevator pitch about their solution – giving you an opportunity to earmark suppliers and solutions you are most int...

  • 10:45 am - 12:00 pm

    Main Room

    Coffee Break and Business Meetings

    15 minute meetings with suppliers who are offering solutions most relevant to your challenges. Please check the schedule on the back of your delegate pass for your meeting timings.

  • 12:05 pm - 12:25 pm

    Main Room

    Gender equality: are we getting it right for anyone?

    Lynsey Holzer

    Chief Executive Officer
    Thinking Schools Academy Trust

    How can we promote gender equality in our policies and practices? And how do inequalities affect our pupils and staff?
    This session will show how to create an inclusive Trust culture and the positive impact that has.

  • 12:30 pm - 12:50 pm

    Main Room

    What is our appetite for cyber risk?

    Ben Wakefield

    Chief Digital and Information Officer
    GLF Schools

    Given the financial strain on the sector, it’s becoming less viable to spend more on cyber security. What is the associated risk?
    And what impact can poor protection have on education? Find out more in this session, along with s...

  • 12:55 pm - 1:15 pm

    Main Room

    Sumdog

    Sponsor Presentation

  • 1:15 pm - 1:55 pm

    Main Room

    Networking Lunch

    An opportunity to connect with your peers and suppliers to talk over the learnings from the event. Lunch is served buffet style and a range of options are available to cater for different dietary requirements.

  • 2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

    Main Room

    Platinum Sponsor

    Sponsor Presentation

  • 2:25 pm - 2:45 pm

    Main Room

    6 top tips for a successful digital strategy

    Olly Lewis

    Head of Digital Transformation
    Thomas Deacon Education Trust

    Technology has undoubtedly had a positive impact on education, and rightly, MATs are making their digital strategies a key priority moving forwards
    This session will identify 6 key areas for a successful digital strategy and show t...

  • 2:50 pm - 3:10 pm

    Main Room

    Gold Sponsor

    Sponsor Presentation

  • 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

    Main Room

    Coffee Break and Business Meetings

    15 minute meetings with suppliers who are offering solutions most relevant to your challenges. Please check the schedule on the back of your delegate pass for your meeting timings.

  • 4:35 pm - 5:15 pm

    Main Room

    Panel Discussion: How to grow your MAT at a sustainable pace and scale

    Sajid Gulzar OBE

    Chief Executive Officer
    The Prince Albert Community Trust

    Rob Tite

    Chief Financial Officer
    Inspiring Futures Through Learning

    Patrick Overy

    Chief Operating Officer
    Learning Partners Academy Trust

    Khadeem Duncan-Banerjee

    Vice Chair
    Nene Education Trust

    Given the push for full academisation by 2030, it’d be easy for Trusts to rush to the wrong decision about which schools they take on as part of their growth. This session will show how to do it properly, and at a sustainable pace and...

  • 5:20 pm - 5:45 pm

    Main Room

    Keynote Presentation: Recruitment and central team growth

    Sufian Sadiq

    Director of Talent and Teaching School
    Chiltern Learning Trust

    Adrian Rogers

    Chief Executive Officer
    Chiltern Learning Trust

    Within a great growth strategy, you’ll need to consider how your Trust’s central team will grow alongside it. This session will bring together Adrian Rogers and Sufian Sadiq who will show examples of how they grew the central team a...

  • 5:45 pm - 6:10 pm

    Main Room

    Closing Keynote: Starting with why – why a Trust-based landscape?

    Leora Cruddas

    Chief Executive Officer
    Confederation of School Trusts

    What are the benefits of a Trust-based system? This session will explain why a group of schools working together in a school Trust is so much more than simply the changing of the legal structure of the school.

  • 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm

    Main Room

    Hotel Check-in / Free Time

  • 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm

    Main Room

    Drinks Reception & Networking Dinner

    Sponsored by

    Google for Education

    Networking sessions – throughout the event we host a networking lunch as well as a dinner and drinks reception to give you ample opportunity to connect with your peers and suppliers over the learnings from the event. Dinner is served i...

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MATPN South 2023

13th - 14th June, Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel, Heathrow