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How to grow your MAT sustainably and avoid the pitfalls of expansion

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updated on 18 April 2018
School types: All · School phases: All
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Adding schools to your MAT without a clear sense of purpose can lead to monetary loss, reputation damage and school rebrokerage.

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  1. 1 Be clear on your vision and how a new school fits in
  2. 2 Build capacity in advance of need
  3. 3 Prioritise relationships with staff at ALL your schools
  4. 4 Focus on accessibility, rather than distance
  5. 5 Standardise your operational systems
  6. 6 Balance both Ofsted and the ESFA

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