Academies Conference Online 2021

4th & 5th Febuary 2021


Timings (subject to change)

Thursday 4th Feb: 12.40pm-4.00pm
Friday 5th Feb: 10am-12.30pm  




The fourth annual Academies conference will take place over two days as a virtual conference.

See the full programme here

See further details and outlines of each session here


This conference will support schools and academies who are within an established MAT, have recently made the decision to join or form a MAT, as well as those exploring the potential options moving forward.


The conference will include a mix of keynote speeches and interactive sessions. It will also provide a fantastic opportunity for you to engage with your colleagues through dedicated networking sessions as well as engage with a range of specially selected provider organisations through our virtual exhibition.


Confirmed Speakers

Hywel Roberts, Teacher – Writer – Speaker - Imagineer
Dominic Herrington, National Schools Commissioner, Department for Education
Katherine Cowell, Regional Schools Commissioner for North, Department for Education
Leora Cruddas, CEO, Confederation of Schools Trust (CST)


Main Sponsor:


The Schools North East Academies Conference brings together around 300 senior leaders from academies and MATs from across the region and beyond to network and explore the unique challenges they face.
The educational landscape is constantly changing, and it is crucial that Chairs, CEOs, Executive Head Teachers and trustees stay up to date with how policies, practices and procedures impact their MATs, academies, or schools seeking to form or join an academy.



Delegates will have the opportunity to think about what their roles entail and the unique challenges that they face. The event will inspire them to reach new standards and enable them to network with their national and regional colleagues. It will inform academies who have recently made the decision to join or form a MAT, as well as those exploring potential options moving forward


Whether you are a MAT Leader, or have a finance based role, the Academies conference will offer sessions exploring the unique challenges you face. As well as being relevant to School Leaders, Trustees, SBMs and Finance Directors from both Academies and MATs, this event caters for staff from Maintained Schools seeking to join or form a MAT, or simply explore options moving forward.


All sessions will be specific to Academies and will range from finance, to leadership and management, to systems and structures. Past speakers have included leading educational figures, such as the Secretary of State for Education, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the School System, previous National Schools Commissioner and Regional Schools Commissioners, North of England, alongside academy leaders from across the region sharing their successes and best practice.


SINGLE DELEGATE  Partner School - £60 +VAT
SINGLE DELEGATE Non-Partner School (North East) - £80 +VAT
SINGLE DELEGATE Non-North East School - £100 +VAT
SINGLE DELEGATE Education Supporter - £100+VAT
SINGLE DELEGATE Commercial Supporter - £110 + VAT
SINGLE DELEGATE Local Authority - £140 +VAT
SINGLE DELEGATE Non-School - £180 +VAT
All prices exclude VAT.

FULL SCHOOL TICKET - this ticket provides access to the Academies Conference for your whole school leadership team:
NON-PARTNER North East School  - £120 +VAT
NON-North East School - £150 +VAT
All prices exclude VAT.



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