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Forum Strategy is the leading national consultancy and networking organisation for academy trusts. Here is a sample of some of the case studies, resources, materials and articles that we’ve produced in 2018. Our members and subscribers receive a weekly briefing on strategy developments in the sector (and beyond) and a fortnightly funding and grants briefings sharing opportunities amounting to many millions of pounds across the year. 

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Case studies

REAch2 Academy Trust – Vision into practice; how 11B411 is widening children’s educational experiences and raising aspiration: https://www.forumstrategy.org/vision-and-purpose-into-practice-enriching-the-lives-of-children-at-reach2-academy-trust/

Focus Trust – Building collective commitment amongst schools and professionals across an academy trust: https://www.forumstrategy.org/mat-development-how-mats-can-develop-collective-commitment-for-school-improvement-at-scale/

Flying High Trust – Developing the capacity and processes for achieving school improvement at scale: https://www.forumstrategy.org/mat-development-the-evolution-of-a-school-improvement-model/

Embark Federation – securing staff wellbeing for improved retention: https://www.forumstrategy.org/mat-leaders-resource-ensuring-a-positive-culture-for-recruitment-retention/

Discovery Trust – recruiting and building an effective trust board: hints & tips: https://www.forumstrategy.org/case-study-recruiting-and-building-an-effective-trust-board/ 

 

 

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Key MAT Development Resources

The 7 pillars of improvement at scale: https://www.forumstrategy.org/7-pillars-of-improvement-at-scale/

9 characteristics of effective trust boards: https://www.forumstrategy.org/the-9-characteristics-of-effective-trust-boards/

National MATLeaders Conference 2018 resources: https://www.forumstrategy.org/national-mat-leaders-conference-2018/

Leaders In Conversation: https://www.forumstrategy.org/leaders-in-conversation-matleaders-resources/

 

Programmes & networks

CEO networks: www.forumstrategy.org

Training & development for individual MATs: https://www.forumstrategy.org/leadership-training-development/

New & Aspirant CEO programme: https://www.forumstrategy.org/aspirant-academy-trust-ceo-programme/

 

Policy Roundtable reports

Recruiting, retaining and training trustees (2017): https://www.forumstrategy.org/policy-roundtable-paper-recruiting-retaining-september-2017/

The role of Ofsted in the inspection of multi academy trusts (2018): https://www.forumstrategy.org/policy-roundtable-paper-2-the-role-of-ofsted-in-the-inspection-of-multi-academy-trusts/

Sustainability of MATs in an age of austerity (2018): Policy Roundtable Report 3: Sustainability through an age of austerity

 

Articles (2018)

Trusts must be ‘investors’ rather than ‘bean counters’ in order to thrive through austerity: BLOG

View from the other side – reflections of a retired CEO: https://www.forumstrategy.org/view-from-the-other-side-reflections-of-a-retired-mat-ceo/

6 differences between the CEO and executive head role: https://www.forumstrategy.org/blog-6-things-that-set-the-ceo-role-apart/

The challenges and opportunities currently facing the MAT system: https://www.forumstrategy.org/the-mat-sector-needs-better-leadership-from-government-the-time-for-change-is-nigh/

 

 

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