Sustainable growth for multi academy trusts – new research

Growth is a critical word for multi academy trusts (MATs); it is the most prevalent discussion topic we have with MAT leadership teams. We have been struck by the diversity of approaches and the lack of advice or information about MAT growth.

This research report shares the expertise and first-hand experience of MAT leaders, as well as those closely involved in supporting MATs and shaping policy.

How our research will help MATs grow

About the research

To support the research process we appointed a steering group which helped to inform the themes, comment on the findings and highlight additional areas for investigation. We really appreciate their support and expertise:

  • Mark Lacey, CEO, Diocese of Salisbury Academy Trust
  • Gavin Booth, CEO Infinity Academies Trust
  • Stephen Morales, CEO, Institute of School Business Leadership
  • Andrew Moorhouse, CEO, Primary First Trust
  • Christine Quinn, formerly West Midlands RSC

50 individuals contributed to the research and we undertook interviews with the research steering group and also the following individuals:

  • Julie McCulloch, Director of Policy, Association of School and College Leaders
  • Leora Cruddas, CEO, Confederation of School Trusts
  • Nick Roberts, Chief Financial Officer, Durrington Multi Academy Trust
  • Al Kingsley, Chair, Hampton Academy Trust and member of East of England and north-east London headteacher board
  • Sam Henson, Director of Policy & Information, National Governance Association
  • Martin Post, formerly North-West London and South Central England RSC
  • Bill Watkin, CEO, Sixth Form Colleges’ Association

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