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Farrer & Co | Expanding your academy trust: resources for multi-academy trusts

The Government has compiled a list of resources for multi-academy trusts (MATs).  It begins by recommending that trusts contact their local regional school commissioners for advice, then goes on to list useful contacts and information on the following topics:

  • People and leadership. The links here offer assistance on
    • training headteachers and others who want to become the chief executive of a MAT;
    • recruiting trustees; and
    • model job descriptions;
  • School improvement, comprising
    • tools to measure performance;
    • the school-to-school support directory produced by the National College for Teaching and Leadership; and
    • a map of teaching schools;
  • Governance. In addition to linking to the Government’s official handbook on the governance of academy trusts, this section includes links to resources on
    • governance skills and structures;
    • guidance on effective governance from the National Governors’ Association; and
    • understanding how a MAT needs to change as it grows;
  • Finance. This links to governmental guidance (from the DfE and the Education Funding Agency) on
    • funding and finance; and
    • capital funding and school maintenance.

You can find the list here.

If you require further information on anything covered in this briefing please contact Rachel Holmes (rachel.holmes@farrer.co.uk; or 020 3375 7561) or your usual contact at the firm on 020 3375 7000. Further information can also be found on the Schools page on our website.

This publication is a general summary of the law. It should not replace legal advice tailored to your specific circumstances. 

© Farrer & Co LLP, October 2016

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