Central services offers: examples
See what other MATs are doing so you can compare your trust's central services with some examples.
MAT with 2 schools
Greater Manchester Academies Trust's central services cover:
- Human resources (HR)
MAT with 10 schools
Trinity MAT's core services include:
- Estate management
- Financial services
- Health and safety
- ICT & data
- School improvement
MAT with 11 schools
Chiltern Learning Trust's central services team comprises of:
- Operations & marketing
- Finance, personnel & compliance
- Standards and school improvement
- Teaching school, training & professional development
DfE good practice example
The DfE's good practice guidance on building strong academy trusts includes an example of a trust that identified efficiency savings through central services.
First Federation uses 3% of its total budget to pay for ‘central functions’ - this means the executive principal, a business manager and a central administrator. All major contracts for services are negotiated as one trust
See page 40 of the guidance (linked above) for more information.