Wednesday 26th June 2024 - Museum of London Docklands

The pressure on the education system has never been higher, with unprecedented levels of need, spiraling costs and increasing challenges around the recruitment and retention of staff. So how will trusts best respond to these challenges and more as we head towards 2030?

Join us at the MATs 2030 conference to discuss how you can meet these challenges head on and ensure that your trust is at the forefront of delivering the best education for your students in 2030 and beyond.

Themes include:

Reimagining Education - setting the stage for success
Redefining Leadership - the role of MAT leaders in shaping the future
Revolutionising Teaching and Learning - innovation and best practice
Reinventing Governance - strengthening structures for sustainable growth
Reshaping Communities - the social impact of MATs in 2030 and beyond

Speakers at MATs 2030

Richard Gerver

Richard is one of the most influential experts on change and human leadership in the world. 

He is the author of four renowned books, drawing on his experience as an educator and consultant to business and organisations.

Leora Cruddas

Leora is the founding Chief Executive of the Confederation of School Trusts – the national organisation and sector body for school trusts in England. 

She has advised successive governments and sits on several Department for Education advisory bodies.

Nick MacKenzie

Recognised as a leading expert in education by The Legal 500 and Chambers for over 10 years, Nick specialises in corporate and governance advice in the education sector.


Stephen Mitchell

An experienced Trust CEO, CFO, and COO, Stephen has a wide breadth of experience across the sector.

His MBA research into traits which help MATs perform effectively is the basis for some doctoral research into understanding how successful MATs of the future will structure themselves.


London Docklands Museum

The event will take place at the historic London Docklands Museum in their Riverside room; a stunning space in a grade 1 listed building, with a private terrace for guests overlooking Canary Wharf.

The venue is easily accessible from the Underground, on the Elizabeth or Jubilee Lines and there are ample options for accommodation within walking distance, for those attending from further afield:

London Marriott Hotel – Canary Wharf (5 min walk/ 0.2 miles)

Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel (8 min walk/ 0.6 miles)

Premier Inn London Canary Wharf (8 min walk/ 0.6 miles)

Lansbury Heritage Hotel (15 min walk / 1.4 miles)

Radisson Blu Edwardian New Providence Wharf Hotel, London (25 min walk/ 1.6 miles)

All profits from this event will be invested by the museum into education for the children of London to learn about the history of the Docklands, from the industrial revolution to the modern era.

MATs 2030

Museum of London Docklands, West India Quay, London, England E14 4AL, United Kingdom

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