Success for new ella Group for Leaders of Multi Academy Trusts

By 27/05/2016ella News, Forum

ella MAT Logo RGB (150x55)We are delighted that a new venture for ella, a group designed to bring leaders of Multi Academy Trusts together, has taken off. The first Forum was held on the 3rd May at Kingston Smith’s Devonshire House in London. International speaker and friend of ella, Mark Fritz gave a fantastic talk on his topic ‘Get Your People to Own It’.

The group is being co-chaired by experienced ella chairs, Charles McLachlan and Les Broude. Charles is currently the Chair of the ella Cinnamon Group, a group set up in conjunction with the Cinnamon Network for Christian leaders of charities and social impact businesses. While Les Chairs ella London Group 7 which is a unique group in ella that comprises a 50/50 mix of Third Sector organisations and businesses.


The MAT Group next Forum details are:

5th July

9am – 2pm

Kingston Smith, Devonshire House, 60 Goswell Road, London EC1M 7AD

Click here to register to attend this Forum as a guest or to find out more information

Jon Chaloner, CEO of GLF Schools is an ella member and gave us the following personal testimonial:

“I am the CEO of GLF Schools, a Multi-Academy Trust formed in 2012, which supports seventeen schools and is currently building a further five schools in a region between Banbury and Croydon.

I was appointed on the basis of being a relatively successful Headteacher and latterly executive Headteacher but I rapidly discovered that, although many of my leadership traits were transferable to the new role, I needed to build a whole set of new skills to be an effective “systems leader” accountable for the outcomes of a group of schools.

In addition, as CEO I lead the Trust Executive Team who are responsible for the core Trust functions of performance monitoring and managing centrally provided support services.

By joining ella forums, I have had access to exceptional support and guidance from other CEO’s from a variety as Charities and Social Enterprises. Their insight has influenced my thinking as a CEO in my new world beyond the role of Headteacher.

Challenged by my personal coach, I believe that by sharing experiences and working together I have gained a different perspective to the role. The exposure to practices from the corporate sector and business experts has helped underpin my strategy for education.

I therefore recommend ella forums to you, unreservedly, for their flexible approach to personal coaching and mentoring as well as the powerful input from expert speakers and workshops.”