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Forming a new MAT: questions to consider

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Last updated on 9 August 2016
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What should governors consider when forming a new multi-academy trust (MAT)? In this article, we relay advice from one of our associate education experts on key questions to consider when setting up a new MAT. We also include a flowchart on the process for setting up a MAT.

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  1. 1 What are the benefits of setting up a MAT?
  2. 2 What are the risks of setting up a MAT?
  3. 3 What will the MAT look like?
  4. 4 What is non-negotiable when setting up a MAT?
  5. 5 Considering a multi-academy trust: process
  6. 6 Case study: setting the culture of the MAT
  7. 7 Becoming a MAT: conversion process flowchart

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