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Consultation advice for multi-academy trusts (MATs)

20 November 2012

Where an existing single academy trust decides to become a multi-academy trust, it moves from supporting a single academy, to several. This necessitates changes to its governance structure and is classed as a "significant change" by the Department for Education. Although there is no statutory requirement to consult on this change, the DfE has issued guidance which states that the first stage in establishing a multi-academy trust must be to carry out a consultation with stakeholders.

This document provides consultation advice for existing academies which decide to become multi-academy trusts. Consultation advice - becoming or joining a MAT

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