Education leaders take action: The Future of Leadership and Governance in Education event

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Posted in:Education|February 5, 2015 | Join the mailing list

This week, Berg held their event, ‘The Future of Leadership and Governance in Education’ with HCSS and TheSchoolBus at the Lowry Theatre. Our keynote speaker Dame Kathy August, who was awarded the DBE in the 2014 New Year’s Honours List for services to education,
and the event saw headteachers, governors, business managers, finance managers from across the Northwest debate the latest developments in education leadership.

In 2003, Dame Kathy took on the major challenge of becoming the first Principal of the Manchester Academy in Moss Side, which was one of the first city academies in the UK and had previously been described as “one of the worst gang infested comprehensives
in the country”. Just over five years later, the Academy was judged to be outstanding by Ofsted.

 ‘Left inspired with practical ideas and an action plan!’

For those of you who wereable to join us we hope you enjoyed the seminar and found it informative and relevant, it was great to see you there for an engaging and thought provoking Q&A. To those who were unable to attend, the presentation slides are available
download here

Dame Kathy posed some challenging questions to spark debate about the relationship and balance of trust between governors, head-teachers and senior management and how head-teachers’ roles are evolving, particularly from leading a small school to sometimes
managing a multi-academy trust. How can you prepare for this and how does a head-teacher juggle the responsibilities of running a school and understanding the much bigger political scene and education system diversity? How can you ensure that governance operations
are properly stewarded and don’t inhibit leadership?

‘Good mix of theory, inspiration and practicality’

We hope this thought leadership programme provided an invaluable opportunity to consider the practical steps your leadership and governance team could make to make sure they work together effectively and maximise benefits.

Useful downloads:
Event Slides
Berg leadership and governance in Education series
Berg Future of Leadership in Education infographic
Berg School Works Package
Employment Law Training
What is the School Bus?
School Bus Calender Tutorial

Do you have an immediate HR/employment issue? Need advice?
For all attendees of this event, we’re offering a free one hour consultation with Berg’s Employment Law Team. This is available to attendees until the 27 February 2015. For more information or to book contact Nigel Crebbin on 0161 817 2817

For more information about any of the above or for practical commercial advice on this or any other aspect of employment law, please contact Nigel Crebbin of the Berg Employment Team on 0161 829 2599 or email him at

The information and opinions contained in this article are not intended to be comprehensive, nor to provide legal advice. No responsibility for its accuracy or correctness is assumed by Berg or any of its partners or employees. Professional legal
advice should be obtained before taking, or refraining from taking, any action as a result of this article.

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