Chief Executive programme

– for system leaders   

The SSAT Chief Executive programme is both strategic and pragmatic, recognising that those leading established and growing MATs are entering uncharted territory for which no blueprint for success exists. We can however learn from the evidence and distill the key ingredients to navigate our way. The programme addresses the essential capabilities required for the chief executive role and the very practical concerns of leaders. Contributors are drawn from both education and business, bringing together experienced chief executives and relevant sector expertise.


How the programme works

This programme is comprised of four events and includes attendance at the SSAT National Conference.

Event Session Title and Content Location & Date
One The role of the Chief Executive and MAT leader
The role(s) of the chief executive
Characteristics of successful MATs
Visioning and moral purpose
Strategic leadership and governance
Practising CEOs sharing tools for success
TBC
Two day residential
Two Strategic business and financial planning sustainable growth
Learning from high performance organisations and business
Financial and business acumen, probity and entrepreneurialism
Sustainable growth and due diligence
Managing risk, mergers and acquisitions
Ensuring resources are deployed effectively to maximise impact
TBC, in a business context
Three System leadership
The role of MATs within the wider national education system
CEO surgery – each person shares a challenge and colleagues support in identifying solutions
Monitoring performance
The emerging ‘middle tier’
Competition and collaboration
Building leadership capacity and succession planning
Being a system leader and system thinking
Working with Regional Schools Commissioners and Ofsted
TBC
Two day residential
Four SSAT National Conference
Engage in the education debate on key issues for school leaders
Learn from nationally and internationally recognised experts
Participate in school-led workshops hosted by some of the country’s most successful and innovative schools
TBC

 


Benefits

  • Learn from leading CEOs and sector experts in education, business and finance
  • Develop the essential skills, competences and behaviours to take your MAT forward
  • Join a powerful and supportive national network of system leaders

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“What was most useful was the quality of speakers, consistent messages, and the time and space to think. It was a good opportunity to be with colleagues facing similar issues and circumstances”
Peter Thomas, Chief Executive, The Future’s Trust


In order to showcase the best variety of leadership practice and school contexts all of our programmes are run at venues across the country. For example, recent programmes have included venues based in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Southampton, Chester and Coventry. The programme is also subject to change dependent on the needs of delegates.

Delegates are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses for all events apart from on two-day residentials, where accommodation for the interim night will be paid for.

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Start date
February 2018

Duration
Ten Months

Structure
Four events, including two residentials and one-day attendance at SSAT’s National Conference in 2018

Criteria
Executive Headteachers and CEOs (leading more than three schools) of established MATs across primary, secondary and special education needs schools

Cost
£4,000 for members
£6,000 for non-members
Prices exclusive of VAT

Enquiries
Get in touch with us by email

 


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