101 Ways to Transform your Academy

  • Get the balance right between business head and teaching head

  • A 1,000-day action plan for rapid improvement:
    • leadership succession
    • recruitment and retention
    • governance structures
    • profit generation
    • merging central services
    • managing ‘mergers’
  • How to turn around sponsor schools quickly but sustainably

Information on speakers coming soon.

Local accountabilities vs national expectations for academies

Hear the latest messages to MATs from RSCs, the DfE and Ofsted

Survive trust-wide academy inspections

Know what ‘academisation for all means for your trust or group


7 of the 101 essentials that all academies need (and that you will get on this course)

An accountability framework that everyone understands

A clear structure for governance

Transparent models of financial management

Skilled management of the trust risk indicators

A well-communicated strategic vision

A systematic programme of school-to-school support

A clear succession plan for the key posts within the MAT


An academy-wide ‘must-have’ manual for consistency

  • Ideas to achieve cultural alignment in a MAT

  • A coherent 12-point assessment agenda

  • Approaches for developing teaching and non-teaching staff

  • Different models of MATs and their strengths and weaknesses