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PAG appointed by DfE as official adviser for free schools proposers

PAG Staff 2022, Leadership, Partnerships, Press Release, Schools, Uncategorised

PAG Appointed by DfE as Official Adviser for Free Schools ProposersPAG has been appointed by the Department for Education as sole supplier of free schools application support. The contract starts on 1st April 2022 and is for up to three years. PAG takes over from New Schools Network (NSN), which had previously provided this service for over a decade. We …

National MAT Conference 2022

PAG Staff 2022, Leadership, Partnerships, Press Release, Schools

National MAT Conference 2022We are proud to announce that we’ll be taking the stage at this year’s National MAT Conference along with our friends at School Business Services (SBS). Our joint session will go over the pros and cons of MAT mergers, the key points of consideration before a merger, as well as the Government’s view on the subject, and …

PAG Partners with MATA

PAG Staff Leadership, online resources, Schools

PAG Partners with MATAPremier Advisory Group is delighted to announce that we are sponsoring MATA – the Multi-Academy Trust Association – as it begins its journey in supporting MATs, and their respective leaders, from all over the country.Tom Legge, our Managing Director, will be joining the group’s advisory board and, in doing so, will become part of a what we …

Governance during COVID-19

PAG Staff COVID-19, Governance, Leadership

Governance during COVID-19 Gary Brown is an experienced non-executive director and Academy Ambassador who currently sits on the board of a small all-through MAT in Warwickshire and a mid-sized MAT in the West Midlands. Read below to learn more about Gary’s experience as a governor during COVID-19. w Over the past few weeks, I have worked with a number of organisations to …

Policy Doctor: An Origin Story

PAG Staff Governance, Leadership, Schools

Policy Doctor: An Origin Story S taff meetings at PAG are often interrupted by shared experiences of interminable and less than effective governing body/trust meetings. The root of these frustrations is the same each time – wasted time and effort that could be expended more fruitfully on focusing on teaching and learning. One of the biggest drains on time is …

Leadership Without a Crystal Ball

Charlotte Pearce Cornish Leadership

There are many names for it, from straightforwardly “the pandemic”, to dramatically “The Event” (always capitalised), to comfortingly minimising “the kerfuffle”. However we refer to it, we can all agree that the current situation is leadership challenge which is unprecedented in the UK and much of the rest of the world. Like many professional services firms, PAG works on a …