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Local governance: The secrets of success

Governing Matters
Megan Tate Governance Matters Portrait

In 2022 local governance undoubtedly secured its position as a permanent feature of the multi academy trust (MAT) system. Almost all (98%) of MAT respondents to NGA’s annual governance survey said they have some form of local governance arrangements in their trust.

The DfE’s short-lived 2022 schools white paper, Opportunity For All, said that strategic governance is inextricably linked to having “a strong local identity, engaging effectively with parents and the wider community” and as such all MATs should have local arrangements.

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