Academies Show London

Event location:

ExCeL London, One Western Gateway Royal Victoria Dock London E16 1XL

Event start: 26/04/2017 09:00:00

Event Price: Free

The next Academies Show takes place on Wednesday 26 April at the ExCeL Centre in London. For LA maintained schools and established academies, the Show gives a chance to explore the role of academies in the education landscape. It is free to attend, and aims to provide visitors with a clear understanding of the process of converting to an academy from those who have actually done it, learn about managing a successful academy from those at the cutting edge, and be informed about the future of education policy from those who decide it.
NGA is pleased to once again be a lead supporter and contributor to the Show. In attendance will be Clare Collins, Head of Consultancy and Sam Henson, Head of Information, and Judith Hicks, Head of Inspiring Governance:

Recruitment Theatre Seminar: 10:30-11:00, Judith Hicks 
The right people around the table: How to build a board
Governor recruitment continues to be a major issue. The TES/NGA 2016 annual survey of 5,000 governors showed over half of all respondents reported they were finding it difficult to recruit to the governing board. 

NGA’s open theatre session will look at the key areas for building the best team:

- Evaluating: composition and current practice
- Recruiting: who to look for and how to get them
- Appointing: interviewing and references
- Inducting: support and training
- Preparing: succession planning and exit interviews

Learning Theatre 4: 11:30- 12:15, Clare Collins and Sam Henson 
Staying in control of your school’s destiny: Forming, joining and developing a MAT
This session is for both those considering joining and forming a MAT and those who have already taken the plunge. NGA looks at the options and deliberations for forming or joining a MAT, sharing examples of smaller community MATs as well as exploring the considerations around joining an established trust. Following the success of the NGA, ASCL and Browne Jacobson’s joint guidance series on forming or joining MATs: staying in control of your school’s destiny, this session will help senior leaders and governing boards identify the right options for them.

Key considerations explored:

- Community MAT / established trust
- What problems are you trying to solve
- Choosing the right partners
- Expanding an existing trust
- Non negotiables
- Conducting due diligence

12.40-1.10: Welcome to Trusteeship within MATs
In conversation with Clare Collins, Head of Consultancy, National Governance Association

Learning Theatre 4: 2.15-3.00, Clare Collins and Sam Henson
Leading governance: the executive and non-executive role
NGA takes a look at the role of MAT executives and the relationship with those governing, providing a clear and frank discussion of where responsibility lies, sharing examples and prompting key considerations that cover:

- building relationships with the executive
- delegation, separation and avoiding duplication
- chief executives, executive headship, heads of schools & business leadership – what’s what
- the chair and the lead executive working together
- performance management
- developing executives and headteachers to understand governance
- ethical governance and leadership

Come and visit us at NGA’s Information Hub at stand 882!

To register for your FREE entry ticket please visit