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School & trust leaders

Improving the quality of education in your schools

This session can be booked alone, but it is part of the Development for MAT trustees programme.

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The MAT board plays a key strategic role in ensuring all pupils benefit from a high-quality education with a rich, engaging curriculum. This session explores how to provide pupils with the knowledge, skills and qualities to achieve their full potential.

At a glance

This session will cover:  

A quality curriculum for every pupil   
Meeting the needs of vulnerable pupils: SEND, disadvantaged pupils   
Using progress attainment and performance data to monitor educational quality  
Triangulation: Knowing your schools  
Working with pupil groups and investing in staff development
Meeting Ofsted expectations 

About this workshop

  • New MAT trustees or those soon to start in the trustee role 
  • Existing MAT trustees looking to check or refresh their understanding of the role 
  • Trust leaders wanting to develop their understanding of good MAT governance 

This session will develop your understanding of:

  • How the board can and should contribute to establishing and maintaining a high-quality educational experience for all pupils, including the disadvantaged, the vulnerable and those with special needs and disabilities.
  • How the board should use progress, attainment and other data sources to determine strategy, monitor school performance, target support and focus on improvement where needed.
  • The critical importance of a properly trained and supported staff team to ensure quality education and good outcomes.
  • Led by an experienced facilitator with expertise in MAT governance, this small-group session will allow you to work with other MAT trustees to understand good governance in ensuring and improving the quality of education.
  • The session will be interactive using a mixture of participant activities and facilitator-led explanation and discussion.
  • It will be supported by session materials, including a Resource Toolkit to direct and facilitate your next steps.

about this programme

Choose your learning option

Development for MAT trustees programme

  • take the full Development for MAT trustees programme
  • book the whole programme and assign different members of your trust board to the most appropriate workshop for their governance role
  • choose your cohort and book

Individual workshops

Member price

£ 125
for each workshop

Non-member price

£ 150
for each workshop

Other workshops in the programme

Browse and purchase individual sessions within the Development for MAT Trustees programme.