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Why effective communication is key in growing multi-academy trusts.

At the time of writing, there are 775 multi-academy trusts with 2 to 5 schools and a further 1502 single academy trusts. However several articles cite that a MAT only becomes financially successful and sustainable when it has 12 to 20 schools, or around 5000 students.  Regardless of the specific numbers, MAT CEO’s will understand […]

Essentials for your MAT website 

As a trust leader, you will be familiar with Ofsted or the Government’s requirements for your MAT website. These include things like having the name of the CEO, a whistleblowing policy and financial information easily accessible.  But when it comes to creating a website that’s appealing to all of your audiences – that includes current […]

New requirements for MAT websites

Earlier this summer, the Department for Education published its Academies Financial Handbook 2020. The handbook contains some significant changes to the guidelines around finance. These relate to: Governance  Executive teams  General controls and transparency  Internal scrutiny  Annual accounts  You can see the full list of changes by clicking here.  There are also new guidelines around […]