Spring Conference 2019 Trust Governance: Effective, Accountable and Ethical Governance

This conference is aimed at executive and governance leaders.  It is designed to connect you to ministers, regulators and policy makers.

Early Bird Discount – until 31 January 2019

The cost per place is £150 + VAT for CST members for the 1st delegate, with a reduced charge of £125 + VAT for any additional delegates from the same school/trust or additional bookings placed through the trust; £200 + VAT for non-member schools/trusts; £299 + VAT for commercial organisations.

After 31 January 2019

The cost per place is £175 + VAT for CST members for the 1st delegate, with a reduced charge of £150 + VAT for any additional delegates from the same school/trust or additional bookings placed through the trust; £250 + VAT for non-member schools/trusts; £299 + VAT for commercial organisations.

Lord Theodore Agnew Parliamentary under Secretary of State for the School System and founder of the Inspiration Trust (invited)
Baroness Morgan of Huyton trustee of Ambition School Leadership and former chair of Ofsted and Chair of Royal Brompton Hospital (confirmed)
Jonathan Simons Founder and Chair of Governors of Greenwich Free School, Trustee of Astrea Academies Trust, Trustee of Ambition School Leadership, Director of Public First. Formerly policy adviser to the Treasury and head of education in the Number 10 strategy unit under Gordon Brown and David Cameron (confirmed)

Draft Agenda

09.30
Registration opens

10.00
Welcome: Rob McDonough, Chair of CST

10.05 – 10.25
Lord Theodore Agnew, Parliamentary under Secretary of State for the School System and founder of the Inspiration Trust (invited)

10.25 – 10.50
Sector leadership keynote: Jonathan Simons, Founder and Chair of Governors of Greenwich Free School, Trustee of Astrea Academies Trust, Trustee of Ambition School Leadership, Director of Public First. Formerly policy adviser to the Treasury and head of education in the Number 10 strategy unit under Gordon Brown and David Cameron (confirmed)

10.50 – 11.10
Sector leadership keynote: Baroness Morgan of Huyton, Trustee of Ambition School Leadership and former Chair of Ofsted and Chair of Royal Brompton Hospital (confirmed)

11.10 – 11.30
Break

11.30 – 12.10
Panel: effective, accountable and ethical governance chaired by Ed Dorrell with:

  • Sam Twisleton OBE (Trustee of Astrea, Professor of Education at Sheffield Hallam University and Vice President Chartered College of Teaching (confirmed)
  • Steve Hodsman, Chair of Delta Academies Trust (confirmed)
  • Emma Perkin, Director of the Constant Group and formerly the lead governance professional for Ark Schools (confirmed)

12.15 – 13.00
Workshops – Session A

  • Features of an effective scheme of delegation, Roger Inman, Stone King (confirmed)
  • Trustee recruitment – Kirsty Watt, Head of Academy Ambassadors and Louise Cooper, Chief Executive of Governors For Schools (confirmed)
  • Ofsted’s multi-academy trust research project (confirmed)

13.00 – 14.00
Lunch and networking

14.00 – 14.20
Keynote: cultural markers in multi-academy trusts: Leora Cruddas, Chief Executive of CST (launching the joint CST and ICSA – The Institute for Governance report)

14.20 – 14.40
Keynote: governance of school improvement – Sir David Carter, Ambition School Leadership (confirmed)

14.40 – 15.00
Keynote on managing risk: Matthew Bedford, Commercial Director for Lloyds Banking Group’s personal customers business with responsibility for strategy, cost management, investment, performance and productivity (confirmed)

15.00 – 15.45
Workshops – Session B

  • MAT workforce research – Tom Glover and Vivien Niblett, Ambition School Leadership
  • The organizational economics of school trusts – Olmo Silva, London School of Economics
  • School/trust funding – PS Financials

15.45
Conference ends

Agenda subject to change

Exhibitors to include:

Target Audience

Chief Executive Officers, Headteachers and Principals, Trustees and Governors, Senior Leadership Teams, Finance Directors, Business Managers, Clerks and Company Secretaries.

Booking Details

To make your booking please complete the online booking form on the right.

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

Please note, the agenda/programme and speakers are subject to change without prior notice.

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