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Brochure: The Key’s Leadership Essentials package for trusts

Learn more about how we help trust leaders navigate leadership and make an impact across their MAT. Here, we include details about our services for central teams and schools.

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Report: Trust Expansion

We know that academy trusts are at the centre of the government’s plans for a self-improving school system.

How exactly will they achieve this? Our report, produced in partnership with Forum Strategy, works to uncover the current state of affairs in the trust sector.

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Download factsheet: Get buy-in from colleagues

Need help convincing your colleagues or your central team?

Download our factsheet providing the reasons why The Key is the most cost-effective resource supporting central teams and schools.

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Case study: The Three Rivers Learning Trust

COO Mark Tait talks about how he’s used The Key for Trust Leaders to save time on daily tasks, to take inspiration for fundraising and to induct new trustees.

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Interviews with 3 trust CEOs

Read how 3 MAT chief executives stepped up from the role of headteacher and how they’ve started to transform their trusts.

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How a 14-school trust set its top-slicing strategy

Learn how one trust set its top-slicing strategy with a focus on investment.

Get tips on designing the principles of your service, costing your investment plans and how to make this trust’s approach work for you.

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Checks on trustees, members and local governors

Use our guide to find out details of the specific checks you need to make when trustees, members and local governors join your trust.

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Advertising your MAT and schools when recruiting

Find out what to include in your recruitment adverts and where to post them so that you stand out and attract the best candidates.

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Related party transactions: requirements and guidance

Ensure that your academy’s transactions and relationships with related parties are compliant and transparent using this how-to guide.

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Creating a school improvement framework for your MAT

Here’s how to create the best 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.

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Case study: one MAT’s process for new schools joining the trust

The Flying High Trust share their approach to new schools joining the trust.

Learn about their due diligence process, how they assess their own capacity to grow and how they induct the new school over the first year.

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How to centralise your services

Centralising services can help you save money and streamline the delivery of essential services to your schools.

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