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Governance for academy leaders within MATs: working with your local academy committee - Autumn 2024

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This session helps MAT headteachers and other academy leaders build their understanding of working effectively with their local academy committee and the wider trust. 

At a glance

This 90-minute online session will cover: 

  • Acknowledging the power of good governance  
  • Recognising the challenges and opportunities for local governance  
  • Building and maintaining a successful relationship with your local academy committee (local governing body) and chair  
  • Understanding delegation in your MAT – avoiding overlaps and gaps  
  • Working together to develop a local strategy for community engagement  
  • Efficient and effective reporting for you and your local governors  
  • Making the most of meetings
  • Next steps 

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Who is this suitable for?

  • MAT headteachers
  • MAT Heads of Operations and other senior leaders working at academy level

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What are the benefits?

This online session will help academy leaders to make the most of the support and challenge available from their local governors to achieve good governance, strong outcomes for pupils, a sustainable organisation and a healthy culture. It will also help to promote effective governance across the MAT.

You will explore key themes, common challenges and realistic expectations to define how you can contribute to and benefit from good governance practice.

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How will you learn?

  • For the convenience of busy academy leaders, this 90-minute standalone session focuses on the essentials and is delivered online at the end of the school day
  • It will be facilitated by a quality-assured NGA consultant with relevant governance expertise of senior leadership within MATs and in MAT governance
  • The session will be interactive with a mixture of participant activities and facilitator-led explanation and discussion
  • It will be supported with session materials including a resource toolkit to help with next steps
  • The session will also identify opportunities for further professional development for participants and those governing, through other NGA training and services  
  • "A really informative session."


    David Whitehead


    Our Community Multi Academy Trust

    Member price

    £ 60

    Members' discount applies. If you are booking with the members' discount, please have your trust's postcode ready for filling the booking form.

    Non-member price

    £ 125

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