MATPN Expo

MATPN North 2024

7th - 8th March, Hilton Deansgate, Manchester

  • Day 1
  • Day 2

07 March 2024

  • 12:30 pm - 12:50 pm

    Breakout Room 1

    Technology shapes culture

    Shane Ierston

    Chief Executive Officer
    The Great Schools Trust

    Ben Barker

    Director of AI
    The Great Schools Trust

    We’ll explore how AI can be harnessed to shape positive cultural shifts and promote a healthy work-life balance for staff. This session will give you an understanding of AI’s impact on MATs and it’s ability to build a p...
  • 12:55 pm - 1:15 pm

    Breakout Room 1

    Overcoming Fragmentation: ClassLink for Unified Technology

    Andrew Aitchison

    International Sales Director
    ClassLink

    Multi Academy Trusts often struggle with a fragmented technology landscape, hindering student learning, teacher efficiency, and data-driven decision-making. ClassLink addresses this challenge by acting as a central hub. Its single sign-o...
  • 2:40 pm - 3:00 pm

    Breakout Room 1

    Reimagine EdTech Fundamentals & MIS

    Harriet Gill

    Trust Partnership Manager
    Juniper Education

    Colleen Tickle

    Sales Director
    Juniper Education

    We’ll begin with leveraging insights from the Juniper & YouGov Whitepaper 2023, discussing teaching and well-being, enhancing self-learning, curriculum improvement, best-in-breed Edtech, and MAT PedTech Solutions. The workshop incl...
  • 3:05 pm - 3:25 pm

    Breakout Room 1

    Improving Communications and Reducing Costs

    Phillip Allum

    Managing Director
    TGE Solutions

    97% of the schools and Multi Academy Trusts we audit are overpaying for their telecoms and broadband services. We will explain the reasons for this and offer advice on actions you can take to save money and improve communications in your...
  • 12:30 pm - 12:50 pm

    Breakout Room 2

    Dealing with difficult situations

    Emma Hendry

    Chief HR Officer
    Exceed Academies Trust

    This session equips Trust leaders with the practical skills to prepare their staff for effectively handling complex situations. Learn how to identify different communication styles, frame conversations, master de-escalation techn...
  • 12:55 pm - 1:15 pm

    Breakout Room 2

    Mobile phones are no longer allowed! What about BYOD? We have got your back!

    Dannii Carter

    Account Manager – UK
    Impero Software

    How are you filtering your current devices? What data are you able to extract and import from your current case management system.
  • 2:40 pm - 3:00 pm

    Breakout Room 2

    Unlocking funding for all: a guide to Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme

    Nazar Soofi

    Head of Sustainability and Decarbonisation
    Eddisons

    Nazar Soofi, former Head of Decarbonisation and Planning Maintenance at Leeds City Council, has joined Eddisons to offer his valuable experience to more UK public sector organisations. Nazar has one of the most successful records in secu...
  • 3:05 pm - 3:25 pm

    Breakout Room 2

    Discovering new ways to combat absenteeism

    Tom Davis

    Research editor
    EdClass

    A look into the current challenges schools and MATs are facing with absenteeism and how we can overcome this by implementing new strategies.
  • 12:30 pm - 12:50 pm

    Breakout Room 3

    Embedding ICFP across the Trust

    Andrew Strachan

    Chief Digital and Information Officer
    Emmanuel Schools Foundation

    Steven Weatherly

    Director of Data and Analysis Services
    Emmanuel Schools Foundation

    Would you like to master the art of embedding ICFP? Learn strategies to tailor the ICFP approach to the specific needs and context of your MAT while empowering your leaders and building a collaborative culture in this session!
  • 12:55 pm - 1:15 pm

    Breakout Room 3

    Laying a Foundation for Growth

    Jack Record

    Pre Sales Product Specialist
    School Business Services (SBS)

    Join Jack Record, Product Specialist, and a Trust Voice (this is TBC) to explore the benefits of ensuring robust systems and processes are in place prior to exploring scalable MAT growth and opportunities.
  • 2:40 pm - 3:00 pm

    Breakout Room 3

    Strategies for Effective Staff Absence Management: Enhancing Well-being and Reducing Absences through Staff Absence Protection Organisations

    Andrew Marsh

    Advocate Manager
    Education Mutual

    Join us in this workshop as we delve into the impact of staff absences in the education sector, highlighting the unsustainable current absence rates. We will discuss practical strategies for managing absenteeism in schools while prioriti...
  • 3:05 pm - 3:25 pm

    Breakout Room 3

    Needs-based budgeting and GAG pooling – a sector update

    Will Jordan

    Co-Founder & CEO
    IMP Software<

    In late 2023 IMP Software and CJK Associates conducted sector-wide research into needs-based budgeting and the evolution of GAG pooling. Specific wording within the CEO framework and the ‘warming language’ that appeared in this year�...
  • 8:00 am - 8:45 am

    Main Room

    Registration

  • 8:45 am - 8:55 am

    Main Room

    Chair's Opening Remarks

    John Murphy

    Education Leadership Mentor
    Adviser and Public Speaker

    Attendees will write down what their desired outcome from attending MATPN is, along with their names. Each note will be collected and posted in a letterbox which we will come back to at the end of the conference.
  • 8:55 am - 9:35 am

    Main Room

    How can we improve attendance levels?

    John Murphy

    Education Leadership Mentor
    Adviser and Public Speaker

    Beena Sisodia

    National Director of Attendance, Behaviour and Safeguarding
    E-ACT

    Peter Hughes

    Chief Executive Officer
    The Mosbourne Federation

    Manraj Singh

    Trust Behaviour and Attitudes Lead
    The Khalsa Academies Trust

    Tanya Mortlock

    Assistant Headteacher
    Beechfield School (Inclusive Multi-Academy Trust)

    Dr Jeffery Quaye OBE

    National Director of Education and Standards
    Aspirations Academy Trust

    Since lockdown, we have seen a major fall in attendance levels across schools. What impact has this had on results? What impact has this had on pupil behaviour? How can we get pupils back to school and attending regularly? But more impor...
  • 9:35 am - 9:55 am

    Main Room

    The Future of Education: where learners lead their learning

    Grace Kelly

    Head of Customer Success UK&I
    Google

    Graham Macaulay

    Director of Strategic Partnerships
    LEO Academy Trust

    The world of Ed-Tech is rapidly evolving, and it can often feel challenging to make meaningful decisions on EdTech. At Google for Education, we have been asking ourselves the questions: how can we support educators in nurturing ind...
  • 10:00 am - 10:40 am

    Main Room

    Dragons' Den

    Our signature ‘Dragons’ Den’ session provides each solutions provider with an opportunity to deliver a 60 second pitch, explaining why they are here and how their services can help tackle some of the sector’s ongoing challenges.
  • 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

    Inclusion; the big questions and how to get it right for Staff and Students

    Kyle Burrows

    Founder and Chief Learning Officer
    BeReady

    Every year, BeReady secures UK Schools and Academies tens of millions of pounds of funding to attract, develop and retain staff. This presentation reviews the latest research on colleague and pupil wellbeing and SEND provision wit...
  • 12:30 pm - 12:50 pm

    Main Room

    Becoming a CEO

    Jeremy Meek

    Chief Executive Officer
    The Kite Academy Trust

    Learn how to navigate the transition to becoming a MAT CEO in this session. You’ll get an understanding of how to develop a strategic vision, build effective leadership teams, and lead through change.
  • 12:55 pm - 1:15 pm

    Main Room

    The DNA of Learning

    Abdul Chohan

    VP of Learning
    Showbie

    The session will outline the foundational approaches to developing a consistently good learning environment. The focus will be on how we can combine the power of Pedagogy, cognitive science and technology to build efficiencies with respe...
  • 1:15 pm - 2:00 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.
  • 2:05 pm - 2:35 pm

    Main Room

    Unlocking a digital future

    Dr Neelam Parmar

    Chief Digital Officer
    E-ACT

    In this session, we will explore digital transformation in MATs and how we can utilise technology to drive positive change in: • Cultivating a positive organisational culture: Discover how technology can foster connection...
  • 2:40 pm - 3:00 pm

    Main Room

    Empowering a culture of vigilance and control: The human firewall in education

    Jonthan Clatworthy

    Global Strategic Partnership Manager
    Wonde

    Paul Armstrong

    Sociotechnical Lead
    Secure Schools

    Fostering a proactive approach to security within educational institutions has never been more important than it is today. By instilling a sense of vigilance and control, you can help create a resilient defence against external thr...
  • 3:05 pm - 3:25 pm

    Main Room

    Implementing Inclusive and Data Driven Digital Strategy and CPD

    Nick Shea

    Director of Education
    Wavenet Education

    One of the core challenges of running successful and transformative IT across a growing Multi Academy Trust, is deploying an inspirational Digital Strategy. Having a Digital Technology Strategy is also now recognised as one of the...
  • 3:30 pm - 4:45 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.
  • 4:50 pm - 5:10 pm

    Main Room

    Inspiring Futures on the Path to Net Zero

    Mark Dolling

    Strategic Development Director
    eEnergy

    Schools can be a positive force for change, moving further and faster towards net zero carbon, unlocking significant energy cost savings and improving learning environments. See how Inspiring Futures through Learning is delivering ...
  • 5:10 pm - 5:40 pm

    Main Room

    Fireside Chat: What is your people strategy?

    John Murphy

    Education Leadership Mentor
    Adviser and Public Speaker

    Karen Rose

    Director of People, Partnerships and Organisational Development
    E-ACT

    Emma Hendry

    Chief HR Officer
    Exceed Academies Trust

    We have to define what we want for our pupils and ensure that our people are invested in that, but how can we create momentum for people to do more and keep them motivated? Can we increase the number of people coming into the teaching pr...
  • 5:40 pm - 6:15 pm

    Main Room

    Taking Care of Hearts and Minds

    Shaheen Myers

    Founder
    Balance-ed

    This closing session will describe the importance of looking after your physical and mental wellbeing. In order to look after others, it’s important to understand and identify signs of struggle and poor health – starting with ...
  • 6:15 pm - 6:20 pm

    Main Room

    Chair's Closing Remarks

  • 6:20 pm - 7:30 pm

    Main Room

    Hotel Check-in / Free Time

    Overlooking the Manchester metropolis, the 23-story Hilton Deansgate hotel is in the heart of the city center. Manchester Arena and Piccadilly Station are a mile away and we are surrounded by museums, shops and restaurants. Wake up to fl...
  • 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Main Room

    Drinks Reception & Networking Dinner Sponsored by: Google for Education

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MATPN North 2024

7th - 8th March, Hilton Deansgate, Manchester