Multi Academy Trusts (MATs) exist to provide a structure for schools to collaborate more easily and in turn become more effective at what they do. Our MAT structure is designed to give our schools a high degree of both autonomy and accountability. In practice, this means that most of the decision making, including staffing and finance, is devolved to Headteachers and their Local Governing Bodies (LGBs) – we believe these are the people who understand their schools best, have the most accurate information and are therefore best placed to make good decisions.
By having a structure based on devolved autonomy, we keep our Trust central services lean and low cost. Trust staff are there to provide support and challenge to Headteachers so that they can lead their schools to provide high quality education and employment for their pupils and staff.