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Trust Growth: Planning a successful roadmap for growth

Thu, 13 Jun 2024

Virtual, Online

Led by a CEO and CFO with years of experience in schools and trusts, this masterclass helps you to plot a growth roadmap for your trust, including developing central capacity ahead of need, developing an effective scheme of delegation and identifying common pitfalls and how to overcome them.

The government’s vision is for every school to become part of a multi academy trust, but as trust leaders, how do you put a sensible growth plan in place that balances the capacity required in order to grow with the provision of excellent education to all pupils in the trust?

Join experienced CEO and CFO Stephen Mitchell for this masterclass that helps trust leaders to plan a roadmap for effective growth. During the day you will consider how to position yourself so that schools want to join your trust, how to develop an effective scheme of delegation so that roles and responsibilities are clear, how to develop central capacity ahead of need without breaking the budget and how to balance the capacity givers and capacity takers.

You will also discuss common pitfalls in trust growth and how to overcome them, including unsuitable governance arrangements and failiour to put structures in place that are suitable for the current trust and robust enough to grow as the trust expands.

Stephen has supported the rapid growth of trusts throughout his career as an education sector leader, firstly through his role as CEO, COO and CFO across a number of trusts and more recently on a consultancy basis through Keystone Knowledge. Stephen brings his experience in the sector combined with his previous financial and operational knowledge to provide a roadmap for successful trust growth whilst ensuring excellent educational outcomes

This masterclass will help you to:

  • Position your trust so that schools want to join

  • Develop an effective scheme of delegation

  • Recognise where schools joining you can help grow your capacity

  • Grow your trust sustainably

  • Develop central capacity ahead of need

  • Identify and avoid common pitfalls

Facilitated by:

Mr Stephen Mitchell

Keystone Knowledge

Fee Options

Virtual NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



Virtual Commercial organisations



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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