MATs

Our new policy council will strengthen the voice of trusts

CST's new policy adivsory council is a timely evolution to support the organisation's growing sector role - and you...

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Steve Rollett
MATs

Why I put my job at risk to recommend my trust’s merger

There are few personal upsides and there’s a great deal of risk, but it’s the right thing to do...

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Hazel Cubbage
MATs

Four barriers to scalable growth – and how to overcome them

Academy trust growth is back on the agenda, so here are some lessons from failures of the past as...

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Michael Pain
MATs

Trusts have an ethical duty to shape inclusive local systems

In the face of so many challenges, academy trusts must embrace collaboration over competition to deliver for communities

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John Barneby
MATs

How to ensure trustees make informed decisions on growth

Academy trusts’ growth plans should be underpinned by principles that streamline decision-making and ensure trustees are well-informed

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Rama Venchard MBE
MATs

SchoolsCompany: £900k, three years … and still no final claims

Landmark academy court case criticised over 'scandalous' costs and delays

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
MATs

Trust sues ex-bosses over global business trips, holiday cottages – and wants wages repaid

Full story of the landmark SchoolsCompany Trust court case as trustees chased for missing £2.8 million

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
MATs

Why ‘outstanding’ schools should join a MAT (and how to find the right one)

The incentives seem to encourage 'outstanding' schools to keep going it alone but there are very good reasons to...

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James Ellis
MATs

Why every MAT needs a stakeholder report

What began as part of our communication strategy has grown to be fundamental to how we foster belonging and...

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Paul Harris