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Selecting a multi-academy trust (MAT)

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Last updated on 19 July 2016
School types: Maintained · School phases: All
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How can we decide which MAT to join? This article outlines the process for schools looking to convert to academy status by joining an established multi-academy trust (MAT). It also describes the different types of MAT and the key considerations for governors making such a decision.

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  1. 1 Why join a MAT?
  2. 2 Agree your own school's values
  3. 3 Factors to consider when assessing a MAT
  4. 4 Meet the sponsors
  5. 5 Evaluate your findings
  6. 6 Research on the performance of MATs

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