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Follow these guiding principles
Nominate someone to lead this work. This could be your trust-wide clerk, governance lead, chair of trustees or company secretary, depending on your structure. This person should become your expert on the scheme so your local governing bodies (LGBs) and other stakeholders across the trust have a key contact they can go to moving forward.
Consult and communicate with all stakeholders every step of the way, including your LGBs, headteachers and trust central team.
Recognise that it's a change to your management process, so there'll be headaches. This is particularly the case where you've changed the responsibilities