Brave New World of MAT Governance


With an ever increasing number of schools joining Multi-Academy Trusts, there is a need to understand how these are governed. This panel session hopes to explore how MAT governance differs from governing single schools. The session hopes to discuss hallmarks of good MAT governance, identification of qualities which make a person a good trustee, importance of company secretaries and clerks, the role played by local governing bodies and schemes of delegation, the relationship between the Trust Board and the Executive and the importance of continued professional development at different levels of governance.