Trust Governance: Effective, Accountable and Ethical Governance

This conference was aimed at executive and governance leaders.

Speakers were:

Baroness Morgan of Huyton Trustee of Ambition Institute 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 Institute, 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)

The agenda was:

09.30
Registration

10.00
Welcome: Rob McDonough, Chair of CST

General Meeting for Members of CST

10.05 – 10.25
Leora Cruddas, Chief Executive of CST

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 Institute, 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

10.50 – 11.10
Sector leadership keynote: Baroness Morgan of Huyton, Trustee of Ambition Institute and former Chair of Ofsted and Chair of Royal Brompton Hospital

11.10 – 11.30
Break

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

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

12.15 – 13.00
Workshops – Session A

  • Effective scheme of delegation in a MAT, Roger Inman, Partner, Stone King LLP
  • Trustee recruitment – Kirsty Watt, Head of Academy Ambassadors and Louise Cooper, Chief Executive of Governors For Schools
  • Ofsted’s multi-academy trust research project, Susan Lewis, Senior Research Lead, Research and Evaluation

13.00 – 14.00
Lunch and networking

14.00 – 14.20
Keynote: cultural markers in multi-academy trusts: Louise Thomson FCIS, Head of Policy (Not-for-Profit, ICSA The Governance Institute and 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 Institute

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

15.00 – 15.45
Workshops – Session B

  • MAT workforce research – Tom Glover and Vivien Niblett, Ambition Institute
  • The organisational economics of school trusts – Olmo Silva, London School of Economics
  • Teaching vacancies – service update and demonstration of the new free job listing system – Suzanne Romano, Operational Policy Team Lead and Yvonne Ridley, Communications Lead, Department of Education

15.45
Conference ended

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