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  • Converting as part of a MAT: informing parents and staff Get some inspiration from other schools so you can confidently consult parents and staff during the academy conversion process.
  • Forming a new MAT: questions to consider Key questions to consider when setting up a new multi-academy trust, covering the potential benefits, structure and risks.
  • Joining a MAT: questions to ask What should governors consider before joining a MAT? Three of our associate education experts suggest questions for a governing body to ask, in various areas, when considering joining a multi-academy trust (MAT). This article also points to a National College video on joining a MAT.
  • Joining an existing multi-academy trust (MAT) How can a school join a multi-academy trust (MAT)? This article sets out how a maintained school can convert to join an existing MAT, and how a single academy can join a MAT. We also look at who determines the funding arrangements, and link to articles on carrying out due diligence.
  • Multi-academy trust (MAT): what to consider before conversion What should we consider before becoming a MAT? We relay guidance from the National College, a law firm, and a diocese on what to think about before becoming or joining a MAT. We also look at regional schools commissioners' role.