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  • Characteristics of successful MATs Is there information on the characteristics of successful MATs? We point to such guidance from the DfE, the National College and The Future Leaders Trust. We also relay guidance from Sir David Carter and one of our associate education experts cites additional traits of successful MATs.
  • Creating a strategic plan for a new MAT Strategic plans can act as a 'north star' for new MATs. Discover how to create a strategic plan and look at some examples from other new MATs.
  • MATs: due diligence on joining schools Is there documentation for conducting due diligence on schools joining a MAT? We outline guidance on due diligence and advice from one of our associate education experts, and include a KeyDoc suggesting questions to ask and sources of evidence.
  • Planning for multi-academy trust (MAT) expansion How can we grow our MAT sustainably? We relay advice from 3 of our associate education experts on growing multi-academy trusts (MATs) sustainably, and point to a presentation on this from the national schools commissioner. We also look at examples of approaches to MAT expansion.