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  • Converting as part of a MAT: informing parents and staff We're converting to an academy as part of a MAT. Are there letters to inform parents and staff? We link to letters outlining the initial consultation process, plus suggestions and examples of letters confirming the decision to convert to an academy as part of a multi-academy trust.
  • 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 a multi-academy trust: FAQs for parents and staff Are there FAQs for parents and staff on becoming a multi-academy trust? We link to examples of frequently asked questions (FAQs) documents about joining multi-academy trusts (MATs) aimed at parents and staff.
  • 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.