This guidance is for senior leaders, trustees and governors of local authority maintained schools and single
academy trusts in England who want to form a new multi-academy trust (MAT). It explores how to choose the right partners, what to consider when scoping your new MAT, and how to undertake due diligence on your potential partners.
to download a copy of this guidance.
Those still considering the best future for their school are advised to first read the linked updated paper Taking the next step: considering forming or joining a group of schools
. This paper is designed to help all those involved in school leadership and governance to better understand the current policy landscape, to consider their options and to make the best long-term decision for their school.