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The MAT Growth and Merger Conference 2021

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Multi-academy trusts (MATs) are now commonplace in the English educational landscape, however, numerous high-profile failures indicate that they present a substantial challenge in terms of leadership and governance.

The rate of growth of MATs was emphasised as a key concern by the Education Committee’s report in 2017 into multi-academy trusts, since then, there has been a huge shortage of information and guidance for MAT Leaders to deliver sustainable growth.

Fast-forward 4 years and the UK now has over 1,100 Multi-Academy Trusts: 29 MATs have 26 or more schools, 85 have between 12-25 schools and 259 have 6-11 schools. The majority of MATs (598) have five or fewer schools, this provides an unparalleled opportunity of growth for the sector.

Further to this, on Monday the 1st March 2021, the Government announced its support for the growth of Multi-Academy Trusts stating: “By 2025, we want to see far more schools residing in strong families than we do today, and we’re actively looking at how we can make that happen”

Join us at The MAT Growth and Merger Conference 2021, which will provide a timely platform for MAT leaders to listen, learn and engage with some of the UK’s leading academy trust experts in the country.

Looking ahead to 2021, the Department for Education announced a further £17m for the Trust Capacity Fund to support the growth of school trusts.

The MAT Growth and Merger Conference will aim to provide MAT Leaders with tangible guidance, case-studies and address challenges on how to drive growth within your trust, with also a look ahead to how mergers will play a key part in the coming years. Sessions delivered on the day will be topics around:

Effective MAT Leadership – how to build/develop into an effective leadership team that can deliver sustainable growth.

Discussing why trust mergers are predicted to be a key vehicle of growth in the coming years.

The opportunities and challenges around trust mergers.

Overcoming the shortage of school space, expanding your Trust’s estate plan.

How COVID has affected MAT Growth, how to move forward post-COVID?

The role of safeguarding when going through a period of growth.

Multi-academy trusts leaders, your pass provides access to 6, live and interactive guest speaker presentation, 4 meet the provider sessions, online polls and workshops, live online networking + much more.

Register your complimentary pass today to ensure you have reserved your seat.

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