MATs and Clusters – Advisory

Advisory Services
Our advisers can help support school groups in a range of ways and so it is worth asking if you have a very specific requirement. Most of our work falls into 3 areas:

School improvement models and their implementation – most groups quickly realise they need to articulate and then implement a structured school improvement model so that schools are clear on their responsibilities and how support can be made most effective. Working with the leaders of groups we can support and help implement the structures that most suit their group’s ethos and needs.

Effectiveness and Efficiency reviews, all groups, whether 2, 3 or 50 schools, have limited resources and funding. We can independently and without bias review the way the group goes about its day to day activities and suggest areas for improvement and potential cost savings, taking into account the ethos and priorities of the schools and the MAT/cluster.

Establishing a MAT is now a well trodden route and the legal issues have taken second place to the need to be clear on the ethos and values of a group and the practicalities of how the group will be run. By this we mean what will be:

  • the level of earned autonomy?
  • the intervention and support processes?
  • the curriculum design and differentiation?
  • the leadership and people issues?
  • the back office communications and structures?