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Due diligence: schools joining an existing MAT
Do you have a list of questions for a school joining a MAT? This article includes a KeyDoc for schools to use to carry out due diligence on a multi-academy trust (MAT) they might join. We also look at other issues to consider when joining a MAT.
Due diligence: template
We worked with 1 of our associate education experts, David New, to create a due diligence document for schools considering joining a multi-academy trust (MAT).
This list of questions is designed to help schools decide on the suitability of a MAT, based on the following areas:
Each question has suggested evidence to look for in the answers and space to make notes.
You can download the KeyDoc with the questions from the link below:
Purpose of due diligence
Testing the 'strategic rationale', ie will it improve the life chances and attainment of pupils, it is financially and operationally beneficial to both the school and the MAT and
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