Multi Academy Trusts (MAT) Conference 2016 >
John Ayres OBE BEd, MA
John is the Principal of the Eden Academy Trust based in North London. The Eden Academy comprises three primary, one secondary school and one all age school catering for pupils with a range of special needs. The Academy opened a new free school in January 2015 and has plans to open two more. John has a strong record of leading and developing highly successful schools. John’s specialist areas are special needs and inclusion, school improvement, coaching and curriculum development. John was in the first tranche of ‘National Leaders in Education’ in the UK. In this capacity he has successfully supported a range of leadership teams in special and mainstream schools across the UK.
John’s presentation will cover:
The Eden Academy experience of establishing and successfully operating a MAT
- Assessing the benefits and challenges of becoming a special MAT
- Identifying the responsibilities involved
- Improving resilience and capacity to meet increasing accountability
- Creative leadership opportunities and innovations in the formulation of a MAT.