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Multi Academy Trusts - The choice is yours

Friday, April 22, 2016

Over the last 18 months, we've had a growing number of schools contact us about MATs (Multi Academy Trusts). Either about joining one; or because they have been approached by one. So much so, that at times we have felt like a brokerage firm.

There are numerous types of MATs. Some are highly acquisitive with a focus on growth and building their number of schools. Some have strong corporate brands, with a distinct identity that cascades down to all their schools. Whereas others give their schools far more autonomy. Some have inspirational leadership, and values which may nicely coincide with your own. Some may not.

Judicium Education works with all manner of MATs : from some of the biggest and best-known national chains, to very young trusts, still seeking their first partner.

If you're thinking of joining a MAT, or have been invited to join one; and would like to discuss the matter before making a decision, please contact us. This is a free service, for which we don’t charge.

After all, we may already work with that MAT. And / or, we may work for another provider, that would also be interested in having a chat about the future of your school. Local authority boundaries have little meaning. Indeed, your perfect MAT partner could be located in the LA next door.

So don't rush into anything. You and your school will have options; and plenty of choice, if the MAT route is one you ultimately decide to take.

To have a chat, please contact alex@judicium.com / 020 7336 8403.

Don't forget...

.... that our HR Advisory service now includes an annual visit to your school.  You can use this visit to apprise us of any new developments in your school or alternatively to assist you with any HR issues that are better dealt with face to face.

There is no extra cost for this visit and it is available to all HR Advisory clients old and new.  If you would like to book a visit by one of our consultants to your school, please contact us on 0845 459 7013.

"when I took up my third headship I was appalled at the state of the HR and payroll. Thank goodness for Judicium! The whole process was so smooth and easy, and the support since has been amazing, and seamless. I would have expected a few hiccups with a change of payroll provider, but there have been none so far, and we've been dealing with redundancies and governors as well as the everyday HR and Payroll issues. I cannot speak highly enough of the firm.” Mrs Kate Owbridge, Head teacher - Peter Hills with St Mary's & St Paul's CE Primary School

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