MAT Growth Audits
Trust Growth has become a key factor in the Academy world. MATs have grown, and are still growing, rapidly. The measurement of success of any education setting is, quite rightly, student outcomes. That is indeed what we are all here for.
There are, however, too few ways to check the overall health of the trust. Sadly, issues usually only come to light when it is too late and problems have become apparent.
Our MAT Growth Audit has been established to act as an overall health check on a trust. Using a mix of educationalists, School Improvement Partners, Education Advisers, finance and back office support practitioners, Governors and NLG’s, the audit assesses five critical areas of an organisation, and answers one key question: Is the trust ready and robust enough to welcome more schools into their family?
The benefits go far beyond helping your organisation to avoid pitfalls and strengthen the offer. Previous audits have provided RSCs with information to enable them to broker negotiations with other schools or MATs, and trusts have provided their findings to schools that are interested in joining them to show their capacity and capability to lead school improvement at every level.
In short, a MAT Growth Audit can help rubber stamp your trust’s ambitions.
The process is straightforward and simple. The scope of the project is defined with an initial meeting with CEO and Trustees.
A timetable is set, work undertaken and then a draft report issued to Trustees for comment before a final version is produced.
Costs are dependent on the size of MAT and the agreed activities to be undertaken.
J&G Marshall Ltd is proud to be the Official Trust Growth Partner of The Multi Academy Trust Association
"As a small MAT, considering growth as part of our future vision, we undertook a "growth audit" earlier this year to see if we were ready in every sense to progress our expansion plans. The onsite evaluation and monitoring process and written feedback have been immensely valuable in shaping our strategy for the future and in providing practical help on where we needed to take action to strengthen our Trust's readiness for growth. Rigorous, robust, positive, empowering - the MAT Growth Audit from J&G Marshall has significantly contributed to our strategic vision and planning for the future; worth every penny!"Mrs Nicki Wright, Executive Headteacher, Redditch West School Trust