As part of its Zurich Municipal school governor’s series, The Guardian has produced a list of questions that governing boards should ask if they are joining a multi-academy trust (MAT). Although only five questions, they are nonetheless a useful starting point for governing boards to start considering the broader issues around joining a MAT:
Governors and trustees considering joining or forming a MAT are encouraged to read widely around the issues and to consider all of the options. The guidance document Governing Groups of Schools: staying in control of your schools destiny produced with ASCL is essential reading for governors and trustees considering their options. We will be publishing an updated version of this document later this term.