Optimus Education presents


27 June 2024: Voco St John's Solihull


Celebrate impact and achievements in your multi-academy trust

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Award categories

Highlight your achievements in specific fields and demonstrate the impact on pupils, staff and community with our wide array of categories.

Categories include:

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Bringing with them years of experience of working with or as a MAT executive leaders, our judges will oversee every stage of the awards process.


Leora Cruddas

Leora Cruddas CBE

Chief Executive of Confederation of School Trusts

Mark Blois

Mark Blois

Partner and Head of Education, Browne Jacobson

Cheryl Campbell

Cheryl Campbell

CEO and Founder, abbled

John Murphy

John Murphy

Education Leadership Advisor, Mentor and Public Speaker

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Our sponsors

Showcase your organisation to a crucial and relevant audience, and demonstrate your support of the outstanding work of MATs across the country.

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The awards timeline

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be part of the inaugural MAT Excellence Awards!

  • icon register
    30 JUNE 2023

    Register for specific categories

  • icon nomination deadline
    4 DECEMBER 2023

    Submit your completed nomination forms for consideration from the judges

  • icon awards shortlist
    FEBRUARY 2024

    Find out who’s been shortlisted in each category

  • icon awards cerenomy
    27 JUNE 2024

    Join us for the gala dinner, awards ceremony and celebrations

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Now in its 25th year, Optimus Education is the leading provider of professional development support and school improvement services for schools, academies and other educational institutions. Optimus Education is part of Shaw Trust, the UK’s largest Not-for-Profit (NfP) social enterprise in the employment sector. Incorporating highly respected conferences, such as the MATs Summit, along with consultancy, training and awards, Optimus Education leads the way in ensuring educational establishments are supported to improve outcomes for their students.

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