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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

Training and events

1Jul

ISBL regional Conference Marriott Hotel, Southampton Road, Cosham, Portsmouth, PO6 4SH

Join our Partner Julia Green at this regional conference as she provides an overview of key legal developments that you should be aware of ahead of the 2021/22 academic year. Please note that this event was postponed from July 2020.

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10Nov

Optimus MAT Summit Novotel London West, Hammersmith, London W6 8DR

Come and meet the team at Optimus’ annual conference.

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The content on this page is provided for the purposes of general interest and information. It contains only brief summaries of aspects of the subject matter and does not provide comprehensive statements of the law. It does not constitute legal advice and does not provide a substitute for it.

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Partner and Head of Education

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