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Multi Academy Trust membership

Our new MAT membership package offers resources, advice and guidance for your whole trust, whatever its size.


We work with many MATs to provide support to trust boards, their central executive teams, lead governance professionals, and local academy committees (local governing bodies).

MAT membership
Price on application
  • Expert, confidential and independent governance advice for all academies within the MAT
  • Exclusive members-only access to Knowledge Centre governance resources

  • Complimentary copies of publications

  • With the option to choose an online or print copy
  • Weekly e-newsletter sent directly to your teams

  • Free places at NGA conferences and virtual events

  • Priority notice of webinars and podcasts

  • Making your voice heard at the national level

  • For your whole trust, with administration rights. Learn more about Learning Link e-learning options and discounts
Trust board
Additional benefits

Our support helps you ensure good governance across your MAT through:

  • Access to Gold Advice for your trust board

  • Sent to new trustees on request. Your welcome pack will include a copy
  • Your welcome pack will include a copy
  • 50% discount for members
  • Your trust board can choose to view online or be sent three print copies
  • Free virtual sessions complementing any local training and support already in place
  • Free places at NGA’s MAT event

  • Free places at NGA governance leadership forums

Local academy committees
Additional benefits

Your local academy committee will receive:

  • Expert advice on their responsibilities (if required), as set out in their scheme of delegation
  • Three hard copies and an online copy available for all governors to access
  • On request for those in their first governing role
  • The Chair’s Handbook for the chair

  • One free place at NGA conferences

  • Available to those in leadership roles including the chair, co-chair, vice-chair and headteacher
  • Access to Welcome to Governance LIVE for new local governors

Central executive team
additional benefits

Staff members from your central team will receive:

  • Free places at NGA’s MAT event

  • Free places at NGA governance leadership forums

Trust’s governance professional
additional benefits

Your governance professional will receive:

  • Welcome to a Multi Academy Trust

  • A free place at governance professional networking events

  • A free place at NGA’s MAT event

MAT membership pricing

2 academies


3 academies


4 academies


5 academies


6 - 10 academies


11 - 15 academies


16 - 20 academies


21 - 25 academies


26 - 30 academies


31 - 40 (+10)


41 - 50 (+10)



Register for MAT membership

E-learning tailor-made for MATs

Fast-track your trust's governance skills and knowledge with NGA Learning Link. Access includes full administration rights.

Discount for whole trust access

  • “I have found the GOLD Advice to be timely and detailed. I have confidence in it.”

    Clerk and company secretary

    Academy Trust board, Yorkshire and Humber

  • “I have valued the opportunity to join seminars. Useful for networking and updates.”

    Chadsmoor Federation MAT

  • “The quality of Welcome to Governance, Welcome to a MAT and The Chair's Handbook cannot be too highly recommended.”


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