Joining a MAT: questions to ask

Find out what questions you can ask when you're considering joining a multi-academy trust (MAT) so you can make sure there’s been a process of due diligence.

Last reviewed on 14 June 2022
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Our thanks to our associate education experts, Brendan Hollyer, Bill Dennison, David New and Fred Birkett, for their help with this article.

Asking questions is one piece of the puzzle when deciding whether to join a MAT. Be clear on what the pros and cons are to being in a MAT by reading our article.

Questions to ask

Use the questions below as a springboard to ask your own questions about the MAT you’re looking to join. Please note that this list isn't exhaustive. 

You can ask these questions in your governing board or committee meetings. For example, it might be appropriate to ask/discuss these questions with:

Support during coronavirus How did the MAT support its schools during school closure as a result of the coronavirus pandemic? For example, was there additional IT, risk management or