• Adding a school to your MAT: resource toolkit UpdatedUse our downloadable resources to assess your capacity to grow and to conduct thorough due diligence on each joining school.
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  • Avoiding the pitfalls of MAT expansion Adding schools to your MAT without a clear sense of purpose can lead to monetary loss, reputation damage and school rebrokerage. Use this article to help you avoid these pitfalls.
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  • Developing a process for new schools joining your trust: case study The Flying High Trust share their approach to new schools joining the trust. Learn about their due diligence process, how they assess their own capacity to grow and how they induct the new school over the first year.
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  • MAT mergers: what to consider Merging a multi-academy trust (MAT) with another trust is a big decision. Get advice on what you need to bear in mind before you go ahead with the merger to make sure your trusts are a good match.
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  • Proactively collaborate with and support schools in your area Adrian Rogers, CEO of Chiltern Learning Trust, shares the trust's approach to building trusting relationships with local schools – a model it learnt during lockdown, and one which it's now added to its due diligence process.
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  • Branding your MAT and schools Find out how to brand or re-brand your MAT and schools. Learn how to use branding to celebrate your individual schools and involve parents, staff and pupils, while keeping branding consistent across your trust.
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  • How to make changes to your academies If you’re planning to make changes to your schools, such as changing your age range or moving to new premises, there's a process you must follow. Find out about the requirements and the steps involved.
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  • How to review your operating model Your operating model is vital to understanding what your trust does and how it's doing it. Follow our guide and use our tools to ensure you have the right model to deliver your educational support and administrative functions sustainably.
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  • Leadership and governance structures of trusts Understand the requirements on how you structure the roles of leaders, trustees and governors in your trust. We explain what the rules are, and what's up to you to decide.
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