MAT CEO Leadership Programme


  • How do you grow and lead leaders when faced with trustees, governing bodies, regional commissioners and head teachers, all with different agendas?
  • How do you plan and manage a portfolio of multi-million pound budgets with funding uncertainty every year?
  • How can your MAT enable every school to bring every child to their full potential with a sustainable curriculum?

This ella programme provides the means to enhance and develop your leadership capacity not just individual skill.

Imagine being the best you can be in every area of large and complex multi-site organisations.
With us, leaders grow by sharing experiences. Together we find the answers you need.
Ultimately, we enable you to experience higher levels of success for yourself and your organisation.

Be inspired and challenged in:
  • 9 monthly group meetings 10:00 to 16:00
  • 9 monthly 1 to 1 coaching sessions for 2 hours

The Middlesex University, ella forums MAT CEO Leadership Programme will provide this unique, interactive, approach along with the opportunity to attain a Masters in Professional Excellence.

Programme partners

ella forums Meetings

ella forums, designed by the founders of the Academy for Chief Executives, is a unique leadership development programme specifically tailored to inspire you and develop you as leader of your business, charity or social enterprise to grow your organisation.

Imagine Chief Executives coming together for monthly sessions to hear the latest thinking from guest speakers, see and share best practice, and receive coaching from experts. It’s all done via tried and tested, personal development methods that have been used by CEOs and Senior Managers in the commercial sector for years.

Our members describe:

  • Increased understanding of leadership
  • Reduction in stress and isolation
  • Improved networks
  • Increased confidence to take action
  • An increase in self esteem and well being
  • Improved communication skills and relationships
  • Increased visibility as a leader in the field
  • Enhanced career opportunities


Organisations experience:

  • Positive organisational culture changes
  • Better leadership and governance
  • Better motivated staff
  • Better strategic focus on the organisation
  • Reduced time spent on management issues and firefighting
  • Time efficiencies through improved relationships
  • Increase in organisational profile processes leads to improved funding/income