This new module on our e-learning platform gives you accessible, engaging support that will help you to address the challenges you face and learn from the experiences of others. If you are governing in a MAT or governing in a maintained school or single academy trust that is considering forming or joining a MAT this module will help you improve your board’s effectiveness and outcomes for your pupils.

The new module focusses on six fundamental areas of effective governance. Using a case study and the experiences of those governing in MATS, this module will help you explore the key challenges and identify the common pitfalls in:

  • Organisational identity
  • Governance structures
  • Trust board effectiveness
  • Engagement with stakeholders
  • Effective accountability of the executive leadership
  • Impact on pupil outcomes

You can find this module in your Learning Link account.

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What do our learners have to say? 

“The MAT journey described was very similar to ours so it was useful having assurance of what we're doing. I picked up some useful ideas.”

“Informative and covered all areas of Academy governance”

“Easily accessible, clear and concise. Very informative and gives a lot to think about…I especially like the suggested questions and key summaries at the end of each section.”

“Easy to understand content. This is a good course for new members of MAT governance.”

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