CST is proud to announce our Inaugural Annual Conference which will be held on 11 and 12 June 2020 at the Hilton Metropole, Birmingham.
As the national organisation and sector body for school trusts, this is the ONLY conference directly relevant to both executive and governance leaders of academy and multi-academy trusts. Bring a combination of your senior team and trustees and spend time together in a high-quality professional learning environment.
The conference will be themed so it is relevant to executive leaders, financial leaders and governance leaders. A dedicated research strand will also form part of the workshop programme. In addition, there will be space for networks to be convened and for leadership teams to book breakout rooms to spend time together.
There will be a strong sector leadership focus so that delegates can learn from the best that has been developed in the sector.
Day One - Thursday 11 June 2020
|10.00||Registration and exhibition opens|
|11.00 – 11.15||Welcome: Rob McDonough, Chair of CST and young people (music / choir)|
|11.15 – 11.45||Keynote one: Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP Secretary of State for Education (Confirmed)|
|11.45 – 12.00||Q&A|
|12.00 – 12.30||Keynote two: Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon, Founder of The Stephen Lawrence Trust. Labour Life Peer. Chancellor of De Montfort University (invited)|
|12.30 – 13.30||Lunch, exhibition and networking|
|Sector leadership keynotes: holding trust on behalf of children – defining public benefit|
|13.30 – 13.45||Keynote three: Sector leader: Hamid Patel CBE, CEO of STAR Academies and Trustee of CST|
|13.45 – 14.00||Keynote four: Sector leader: Kate Chhatwal, Trustee of STEP Academy Trust and CEO of Challenge Partners (confirmed)|
|14.00 – 14.15||Keynote five: Sector leader: Jonathan Simons, Member, Astrea Academies Trust, Trustee, Anthem Schools Trust and Director of Education, Public First (confirmed)|
|14.15 – 14.30||Keynote six: Natalie Perera, Trustee of Fairchildes Academy Community Trust and Executive Director of the Education Policy Institute (confirmed)|
|14.30 – 15.15||Panel – chaired by Ian Bauckham CBE, CEO of the Tenax Schools Trust and Trustee of CST|
|15.15 – 15.45||Refreshments, exhibition and networking|
|15.45 – 16.30||Workshops – series one|
|16.30 – 17.00||Keynote seven: Amanda Spielman, HCMI (confirmed)|
|17.00 – 18.00||Delegate-led networking events/ trust team meetings, Break out rooms can be booked by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org|
|18.00||Close of day one|
|18.30 – 19.00||Drinks reception and networking|
Day Two - Friday 12 June 2020
|09.00 – 09.30||Keynote eight: Leora Cruddas, Chief Executive of CST|
|09.30 – 10.00||Keynote nine: John Volanthen World Record-Holding British cave diver who played a key role in The 2018 Tham Luang Thailand Cave Rescue, combining detailed planning, technical excellence, personal risk and courage. John will look the leadership challenges and what it means to hold trust on behalf of children (confirmed)|
|10.00 – 10.30||Q&A – John Volanthen with Paul Tarn, Chief Executive of Delta Academies Trust|
|10.30 – 11.00||Refreshments, exhibition and networking|
|11.00 – 12.00||Workshops – series two|
|12.00 – 13.00||Lunch, exhibition and networking|
|13.00 – 14.00||Workshops – series three|
|14.00 – 14.45||In conversation: Dominic Herrington, National Schools Commissioner and Jon Coles, Group Chief Executive, United Learning Trust and former DfE Director General and Susannah Hares, Education Co-Director at the Centre for Global Development, in conversation about the challenges facing our education system, and what we can do about them|
|14.45 – 15.15||Keynote ten – Ziauddin Yousafzai, Teacher, Malala’s father and a peace, women’s rights and education activist (confirmed)|
We are hosting 3 series of workshops over our 2 day event covering 6 strands of leadership. Our workshops include Sir David Carter talking about ‘What are we learning from Trust reviews’, Eileen Milner, Chief Executive at ESFA will host a workshop on ‘Working with Trusts’ and Tom Rees from Ambition Institute will be talking about ‘Leadership knowledge.
Costs to attend
All our delegate booking rates are INCLUSIVE of accommodation at the Hilton Metropole and the Conference Dinner on Thursday 11th June – we have kept the rates as low as possible as CST views the conference as a member benefit.
Standard rates (for members)
Bring your team: Five or more delegates: e.g. £385 x 5 = £1,925 plus vat
Four delegates: £390 x 4 = £1,560 plus vat
Three delegates: £400 x 3 = £1,200 plus vat
Two delegates: £410 x 2 = £820 plus vat
Single delegate: £425 plus vat
Bring a team: Five or more delegates: e.g. £450 x 5 = £2,250 plus vat
Four delegates: £480 x 4 = £1,920 plus vat
Three delegates: £500 x 3 = £1,500 plus vat
Two delegates: £520 x 2 = £1,040 plus vat
Single delegate: £550 plus vat
To make your booking please complete the online booking form on the right.
Chief Executive Officers, Headteachers and Principals, Trustees and Governors, Senior Leadership Teams, Finance Directors, Business Managers, Clerks and Company Secretaries.
By booking the venue we are committed to a certain level of costs and therefore reluctantly have to implement a cancellation policy:
4 weeks or less notice – no refund
4 – 6 weeks notice – 50% refund
More than 6 weeks notice – full refund