Multi-academy trusts: establishing and developing your trust

Guidance and resources for academy trusts, including those establishing new trusts and existing trusts planning to grow.


MAT development programme: resource


The good practice guide gives advice on what regional schools commissioners look for when they assess and approve:

  • the establishment of new multi-academy trusts (MATs)
  • plans for growth of existing MATs

See also how to convert to an academy and how to become an academy sponsor.

The MAT resources lists a selection of support and guidance for MATs wishing to establish and develop their trusts.

Both of these items give guidance on developing a successful trust, including advice on:

  • school governance and leadership
  • helping schools improve
  • financial sustainability and risk management

The MAT development programme resource is created for participants on our 2018 programme, but can help all MATs with their development priorities.

Published 9 December 2016
Last updated 6 July 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added 'MAT development programme: resource'.
  2. Added updated resources for multi-academy trusts.
  3. First published.