£160 – £225

Growing a successful and financially viable MAT - Birmingham

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Growing a successful and financially viable MAT

This course is for schools that are considering starting a new multi-academy trust or new trusts that are considering the options available to grow. Delegates will be given the opportunity to discuss the different options available to grow and how to create a sustainable infrastructure for long-term success and financial viability.

Course Leader

Philippa Ollerhead


  • Investigate the MAT application process

  • Investigate MAT growth options – how to grow strategically and retain outstanding outcomes

  • Consider collaboration and how school leaders can improve all aspects of MAT life through effective collaboration and communication

  • Evaluate best practice staffing structures for the central team and individual schools within the trust

  • Review the role of the CEO and the changes necessary to accommodate a growing trust

  • Discuss and develop ideas for trust wide school improvement strategies to secure the best outcomes for pupils across the trust

  • Discuss and develop ideas for developing a financially viable and sustainable trust infrastructure incorporating economies of scale

This course is suitable for

Head teachers, CEOs, Executive Head teachers and Chief Finance Officers in all sectors

Please note that the start time shown allows for registration and refreshments, the course programme will be sent to each delegate via the email supplied with the final information.

Members of NAHT can enjoy our courses and conferences at a subsidised rate so join here today and start enjoying the benefits of membership.

Please do not book travel or accommodation without checking with the Professional Development team (events@naht.org.uk) that the course will be going ahead.

The NAHT has the right to cancel the course if insufficient bookings are received. The NAHT also reserves the right to change the venue prior to the scheduled date, and in this event will communicate any alterations as soon as possible.

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Do I need my membership number to book?

Yes. If you are booking a member place you will be required to enter the correct membership number. You can find your membership number by phoning membership on 0300 3030333 option 2.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

The Professional Development team can be contacted at events@naht.org.uk or 01444 472405.

Is my booking transferrable?

Bookings may only be transferred at the discretion of the Professional Development team. These will need to be made in writing to events@naht.org.uk before the event. Transfers and cancellations may be subject to a charge.

Please note that member bookings (Early Bird and Standard) are not transferrable. If a non-member attends an event in place of a member without prior notification and approval by the Professional Development team, the Standard Non-member charge will be applicable.

Cancellation fees:

Within 20 working days - 25% charge

Within 10 working days - 50% charge

Within 5 working days - 75% charge

Within 2 working days - 100% charge

Can I update my registration information?

Any updates to your booking must be made in writing to the Professional Development team at events@naht.org.uk

Does the name on the booking need to match the delegate?

The names of each individual delegate must be entered during the booking process along with a unique email address for each delegate as this will be used for the final confirmation.

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