22 November 2017
The University of Brighton Academies Trust welcomed Trustees and members of its Local Boards to its annual Governance Development Conference on 10 November 2017.
The event was launched by a keynote presentation provided by Andy Guest, Development Director at Cambridge Education, who explored the development of multi academy trusts and the best practice that is emerging from both an international and national perspective.
This was followed by workshops focusing on the essential roles and responsibilities of colleagues who contribute to the governance of the University of Brighton Academies Trust, strategic planning and community engagement.
Michael Courtnage, member of Robsack Wood Primary Academy’s Local Board said ‘It was good to hear what other academies do to engage with the local community’, whilst Krista Elledge, Principal and member of Desmond Anderson Primary Academy’s Local Board reported that ‘it was a very useful day …. As a Principal attending with the Chair of the Local Board, I feel we have a shared understanding of how to go forward together’
Sam Coates, the Director of Planning, Policy and Governance, said: ‘The Trust is extremely fortunate to have so many skilled and experienced Trustees and Local Board members. We benefit hugely from the support – and the challenge – they provide to senior leaders and staff across all of our academies, working together with our local communities to help our pupils achieve excellence.’