Many Trusts have grown for the sake of growth.
Ultimately, this strategy can come at a cost. Just like a marriage, if you don’t find partners who share similar goals and value sets then troubled waters lie ahead. Similarly, understanding the educational and financial strengths of a school before they join is vital – as any Trust should look at how their strengths can support the wider MAT and how the MAT can best meet the needs of the school.
J&G Marshall has three options for how to support you with your due diligence.
- We can conduct a comprehensive review of key areas to give an honest account of a schools strengths and areas for developments. This includes: Teaching & Learning, Leadership and Management, Governance, Finances and, if applicable, a Condition Survey.
- We will provide the template for your MAT to conduct due diligence itself. This keeps costs down, the due diligience is owned by you and it builds skillsets.
- For schools, we will complete a MAT Growth Audit on your behalf. For this we will look at Standards & Track Record, People and Leadership, Risk Management, Financial Sustainability and Vision & Growth Plan of a MAT.