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South Midlands & London #MATLeaders network

The South Midlands & London #MATLeaders network launches on 3rd December. It is the fifth of Forum Strategy’s (www.forumstrategy.org) regional networks, joined by the East Midlands, Yorks & Humber, North West and the West Midlands.

MAT Leaders National Conference, 2018


Michael Pain, CEO, Forum Strategy

The networks are independent and informed by Forum Strategy’s ongoing thought leadership and support for multi-academy trusts. The networks have benefited from inputs from organisations such as NHS Improvement, Durham Police Constabulary, Rainbows Hospice, Ofsted, the National Foundation for Educational Research, and many more – providing a truly cross-sector and peer to peer learning environment for CEOs, Chairs and others. Areas of focus have included visioning, scalable models of school improvement, the employer of choice agenda and financial sustainability.
Indeed, Forum’s work has been showcased nationally, including articles in TES, Schools Week and Education Executive. The network’s recent annual conference – involving many dozens of MAT CEOs and Chairs from across the country – attracted significant press coverage: https://www.forumstrategy.org/national-mat-leaders-conference-2018/
70% of those attending Forum Strategy’s National #MATLeaders conference in 2018 rated it as ‘excellent’, with 98% rating it as ‘excellent or good.’


Applications for the South Midlands & London network close on 1st November, The membership includes two places at the three regional seminars (involving a range of expert contributors) and the group’s national conference in September. CEOs also receive an individual subscription to Forum’s weekly policy, research and strategy briefing and the regular funding and grants briefing (from which some MATs have been able to generation 10’s of £k’s worth of income).
The dates for this year’s network are as follows:

3rd December – Hertfordshire; Sustainable Organisational Growth

14th March – Lincoln’s Inn, London; Towards Effective Corporate Governance: the relationship between board and CEO;

24th June – Luton; Models of Improvement at Scale

26th September (#MATLeaders Annual Conference, Midlands)

The cost of membership this year is £995 plus VAT.
To apply to join the network, and to be part of a national network of MATLeaders, please email us at [email protected] by 1st November 2018.
October 5, 2018