Annual ‘Strategy Day’ brings Trust together

BIG data, agile analytics and qualitative data were the big discussion points during this years BPT Governance Strategy Day.

Trustees and Governors joined CEO Claire Pritchard and other central team staff to review the Trust’s overarching strategy document and to introduce the underlying directorate strategy documents to stakeholders.

Those attending were asked to think about schemes of delegation and whether we can identify and remove barriers to success at board, committee and local academy committee levels.

BPT Chief Executive Claire Pritchard says a lot of work has been undertaken this year to review strategy and set the path for the future:

“As we grow together we have to keep looking for ways to improve ourselves and the processes we put in place to enable our schools to provide for their students and communities. Being agile enough to adapt to changing landscapes and economic climates is of paramount importance. I was delighted to be able to share the work we’ve done as a central team with trustees and governors and get valuable feedback to help us continue to improve.”

Chair of the board of Trustees, Neil Turner, also delivered the findings of a recent external review of governance and the resulting emerging action plan from it’s recommendations.

BPT’s Head of Governance Mary Mellor says it was a highly worthwhile experience:

“It was a fantastic day with great feedback from all present, and exciting ideas to take away to ensure that the Trust continues to put the pupils at the centre of everything we do. All Trustees and Governors are volunteers and we are grateful to them all for willingly giving up their free time to support the Trust. 

We want to ensure the Trust is well governed, sets the right culture and improves the lines of communication between all levels of governance and with the executive. It is vitally important we ensure the role of the trustee and governor is effective and meaningful at all levels.”



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