This article was written in partnership with Tiffany Beck, chair of Maritime Academy Trust, and Mike Ward, an experienced MAT consultant.
Be clear on your vision and how a new school fits in
You need a clear understanding of what you're trying to achieve. At the heart of Maritime Academy Trust is the belief in a curriculum based on creativity.
When a school is looking to join your MAT, consider:
- Will the school and its community integrate into your vision?
- Why do you want to take the school on in the first place?
- Is the school excited about what you can offer and your vision?
Only then can you evaluate whether a school will be a good fit for you.
Use our toolkit to conduct due diligence on any school joining your trust.
Build capacity in advance of need
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