Alumni events

We aim to build better trust boards, and to do so, we have launched three event types to support our alumni.
Monthly OnBoard webinars aim to help you adjust to what may be a new sector with its own language and culture.
BetterBoard seminars will focus on sharing best practice from Academy Ambassadors alumni and sector leaders.
The Roundtable Discussions will cover topics such as board dynamics, financial risk and challenging the executive.

BetterBoard Seminar: Finance

Tuesday, 26 Mar 2019 16:30 - 18:00

After an engaging talk at our Board Devleopment Day in 2018, Mike Pettifer, Director, Academies and Maintained Schools, Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) will elaborate on how the ESFA assesses financial performance and give insight to lessons learnt from the ESFA's recent trust financial reviews.  BetterBoard seminars will focus on sharing best practice from Academy Ambassadors...

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OnBoard webinar - The Essentials of MAT Governance - April

Thursday, 4 Apr 2019 09:00 - 10:00

Experienced Regional Advisers will be taking you through the hour long session and you will be able to ask questions along the way. OnBoard Webinars will provide an introduction to governance on the boards of multi-academy trusts. Our experts will also be able to highlight current trends and issues in the sector.

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Roundtable: Challenging the executive

Wednesday, 17 Apr 2019 16:30 - 18:00

The roundtable discussions will cover topics such as board dynamics, financial risk and challenging the executive. To generate a frank and honest discussion, these events will be under Chatham House rule and facilitated by an expert with real experience in each theme. Please note, there are only 12 places for each roundtable discussion.

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BetterBoard Seminar: School improvement

Tuesday, 30 Apr 2019 16:30 - 18:00

When joining an academy trust board, new non-executive directors (NEDS) will meet the same challenges as any business board: to define a compelling vision and strategy; to operate within financial constraints and to create an effective governance structure. However, there can be barriers faced by those joining boards from business and the professions.  Thank you to KPMG for kindly hosting...

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OnBoard webinar - The Essentials of MAT Governance - May

Thursday, 9 May 2019 09:00 - 10:00

Go into your new non-executive role knowing that your expertise and business skills will be of invaluable assistance or refresh your knowledge of the MAT governance landscape. Academy Ambassadors is delighted to introduce a new monthly OnBoard webinar to help you adjust to what may be a new sector with its own language and culture. With experienced Regional Advisers taking you through...

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Roundtable: Financial risk

Wednesday, 15 May 2019 16:30 - 18:00

The roundtable discussions will cover topics such as board dynamics, financial risk and challenging the executive. To generate a frank and honest discussion, these events will be under Chatham House rule and facilitated by an expert with real experience in each theme. Please note, there are only 12 places for each roundtable discussion. Places are limited so please register your...

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BetterBoard Seminar: Governance Masterclass

Thursday, 23 May 2019 16:30 - 18:00

When joining an academy trust board, new non-executive directors (NEDS) will meet the same challenges as any business board: to define a compelling vision and strategy; to operate within financial constraints and to create an effective governance structure. However, there can be barriers faced by those joining boards from business and the professions. This seminar will cover the key components of...

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OnBoard webinar - The Essentials of MAT Governance - June

Thursday, 6 Jun 2019 09:00 - 10:00

Academy Ambassadors is delighted to introduce a new monthly OnBoard webinar to help you adjust to what may be a new sector with its own language and culture. With experienced Regional Advisers taking you through the hour long session you will be able to ask questions along the way to our governance experts. Experienced Regional Advisers will be taking you through the hour long session...

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Roundtable: Crisis Management

Wednesday, 19 Jun 2019 16:30 - 18:00

The discussions will last an hour with 12 invited attendees and will be facilitated by a governance expert/Regional Adviser who will steer the discussions and generate conversation. Places are limited so please register your interest. 

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BetterBoard Seminar: Risk

Monday, 24 Jun 2019 16:30 - 18:00

BetterBoard seminars will focus on sharing best practice from Academy Ambassadors alumni and sector leaders. Topics include financial governance, school improvement for non-educationalists, risk and more. Speakers will include the Department for Education, governance experts, Academy Ambassadors alumni, multi-academy trust representatives and governance training providers covering a range of...

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OnBoard webinar - The Essentials of MAT Governance - July

Thursday, 4 Jul 2019 09:00 - 10:00

Go into your new non-executive role knowing that your expertise and business skills will be of invaluable assistance or refresh your knowledge of the MAT governance landscape. Academy Ambassadors is delighted to introduce a new monthly OnBoard webinar to help you adjust to what may be a new sector with its own language and culture. With experienced Regional Advisers taking you through...

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Roundtable: Executive remuneration

Tuesday, 16 Jul 2019 16:30 - 18:00

The roundtable discussions will cover topics such as board dynamics, financial risk and challenging the executive. To generate a frank and honest discussion, these events will be under Chatham House rule and facilitated by an expert with real experience in each theme. Please note, there are only 12 places for each roundtable discussion.

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BetterBoard Seminar: Relationship Management

Tuesday, 16 Jul 2019 16:30 - 18:00

BetterBoard seminars will focus on sharing best practice from Academy Ambassadors alumni and sector leaders. Topics include financial governance, school improvement for non-educationalists, risk and more. Speakers will include the Department for Education, governance experts, Academy Ambassadors alumni, multi-academy trust representatives and governance training providers covering a range of...

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