The Governors' Podcast

Agenda Item 34 - Leadership Insights from a MAT CEO with Nick Hudson | #TheGovernorsPodcast

September 13, 2023 Onevma Productions Season 4 Episode 1
The Governors' Podcast
Agenda Item 34 - Leadership Insights from a MAT CEO with Nick Hudson | #TheGovernorsPodcast
Show Notes

For today's Single Item Agenda (episode) we begin Season 4 and a new academic year with a guest speaker;

  • Nick Hudson, former CEO of Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT), joins us to discuss juggling operational and strategic leadership
  • What does the role of a CEO of a 40+ schools Multi-Academy Trust look like?
  • The recruitment process of a MAT Chief Executive - Are there key skills and qualities to keep in mind?
  • Navigating the communication channels and relationships between all stakeholders, ensuring local governors feel connected within the whole trust - How does the size of the trust and its geographical spread impact this? What are the concerns and benefits of schools joining a trust?
  • Reflecting on years of service to Education and life after decades in the sector

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Current release schedule: Term time Wednesdays @ 7am (approx. 1-2 per month).

TGP defines its 'Seasons' by UK academic years (September to July) and episodes are called ‘Agenda Items’.

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