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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:

  • Financial
  • Organisational
  • Performance
  • Commercial
  • Legal

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:

KeyDoc - Due diligence for joining a MAT

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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