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  • Collaborating with other schools Explore how your multi-academy trust (MAT) can collaborate with other trusts and maintained schools. We explain what sorts of partnerships you can form, and advise on how to set up these collaborations to ensure they’re worth your time.
  • Creating a school improvement framework for your MAT Here's how to create the environment in your MAT for driving school improvement. You'll learn what you need to determine as a central team, and how to involve each school in creating the improvement framework by sharing good practice and successful interventions.
  • Get your strategic planning back on track Coronavirus likely put some of your objectives on hold, or at least affected how you could address them. Use our guidance and prompts to help you kick-start your strategic thinking and prioritise for the next academic year.
  • How to deliver school improvement The improvement needs of each school are unique, but the process for delivering school improvement support is transferable across trusts. Here's how to get this process right, including 10 ways that effective MATs do it.
  • How to get headteachers to work together to support each other We spoke to Russell Boulton, CEO of Enrich Learning Trust, to find out the 3 key ingredients to getting school principals/headteachers to collaborate and work together. Find out how you can equip your heads to do the same in your trust.
  • Remote learning: survey pack for parents and pupils Use our survey pack in your trust to gather views from parents and pupils on your schools' approach to remote learning, so you can find out what’s working and what you could change to make it even better.
  • RSC tool for MAT self-evaluation Use the tool in this article to assess what stage of development your multi-academy trust (MAT) is at. You can also see an example of a completed MAT self-evaluation.
  • Talent mapping - how to get the most out of a skills database Auditing your staff to create a skills database can help the schools across your trust access in-house experts. This can save you money, encourage collaboration, manage talent and drive improvement. Follow our tips to make this work in your trust and find examples of skills audits you can use.
  • Trust strategic plans: template and guidance Use the template and advice in this article to get started with your trust’s strategic plan, and take a look at examples to see how other trusts have set out their plans and what they’ve included.
  • Trust-wide collaboration: overview Chris Kirk, director of CJK Associates, gives us a rundown on collaboration models and how to make them work for your trust.
  • What does an effective MAT look like? Read our summary of what effective MATs tend to have in common, and next steps on how you can achieve this.