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Download our template question document to find out what to ask and what evidence to look for before joining a MAT.

Download our due diligence KeyDoc

You must carry out due diligence to identify any risks when deciding if joining a MAT is right for your school.

Our KeyDoc contains a list of questions to ask the MAT, suggested evidence to look out for, and space to make your own notes.

Download it here:

KeyDoc: MAT conversion template questions

Impact of COVID-19

Some of the questions and answers may have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. For example, academies in a MAT may have seen performance levels fall because of disruptions to learning. Try to look for pre-coronavirus evidence and what steps are being taken to help schools recover.

How to carry out due diligence

Before compiling your list of questions and talking to a MAT, consult with your governing board and other senior leaders. Discuss any concerns they have and add their questions to your

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