'Merging Trusts for Sustainable Growth’

Monday, 26 October 2020 | Written by Nick Rawson, Marketing Manager, PrimarySite


We’d like to invite you to join Trust leaders for a free webinar about the role mergers can play in enabling growth.

‘Merging for sustainable growth – the challenges and opportunities’ is on Thursday 26th November from 1pm to 2.30pm. We are delighted that Stephen Morales, CEO of the Institute of School Business Leadership, will give the keynote and share his thinking on how mergers can help trusts to grow. Following this, MAT leaders, and other experts, offer their insight and experience in managing successful mergers.


This will be followed by a case study from Nick Osborne, CEO Maritime Academy Trust, who this year have undertaken a merger with Barnsole Primary Trust. The merger has created a great opportunity for the Trust to deepen collaboration between Schools and share central and School level expertise in the best possible way. It has also meant that more pupils have been able to benefit from its entrepreneurial curriculum, where they are encouraged to learn through direct experience.

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The webinar follows the publication of our research report Sustainable growth in multi-academy trusts which found that there was limited information available about mergers.

This webinar will provide you with new information on mergers, and how they can support sustainable growth. There will also be an expert panel including Sam Henson, Director of Policy and Research at the National Governance Association and Christine Quinn, Chair of Governors at Unity Schools Partnership in Suffolk and former Regional Schools Commissioner for the West Midlands, giving an opportunity for questions.

View the webinar here

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