Matchmaking for academies


The academy landscape continues to evolve with more and more schools joining or forming multi-academy trusts. Academisation offers an opportunity for schools to join together formally in a collaborative arrangement and benefit from support and development.
It has been said that joining a MAT is like marriage without the option of a divorce. So, how does a school decide which MAT to join? What is the difference between them and does it really matter?
This session will consider what schools should be thinking about when they start to look for their ideal life-partner. What is due diligence and why should schools start to undertake it as soon as they start to seriously consider the options?