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MATs: what makes good governance? (Optimus Education report)

28 April 2017

Great boards build, grow and sustain great multi academy trusts (MATs). They ensure a clear vision and strategic direction, hold the MAT to account and oversee its educational performance and financial management. 

Recommended supplier, Optimus Education, have recently compiled a report featuring a forward from our own Mark Blois. The report features case studies on:
  • confidently adapting governance structure as your MAT grows
  • identifying the skills and knowledge needed for a strong board
  • innovative ways to help recruit governors and trustees
  • planning CPD activities to enhance the abilities of trustees.

Click here to access the report

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Following Ofqual’s announcement that GCSE students will be able to take the higher of their Centre Assessed Grades or the standardised grade, sixth forms that made more external offers than they have places have been contacting us about what they can do where they would have many more students in the sixth form than they can accommodate.

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