Navigate MAT leadership. Grow your trust. Implement your vision.

We help you build your vision and strategy from the ground up, whether your trust is new or more established. Learn from the successes of other MAT leaders in our network and develop a watertight strategy for growth.

Our practical resources, how-to guides and compliance software can help members manage a small central team, monitor and communicate with schools across the trust, and navigate the uncharted territory of MAT leadership.

Coming soon for 2019: we’re developing The Key for MAT Leaders in partnership with a group of trusts which are feeding back on our new resources and helping to shape the content of the articles available. We’ll be officially releasing this new service later this year.

If you would like to find out more about how we can support your MAT in the meantime, please fill in the form and a member of our team will be in touch

Our solutions


Compliance support for your trust

  • A real-time dashboard view, giving you increased visibility of compliance across all your schools
  • Instant reports on compliance to share with trustees
  • Alerts about requirement changes and policy review dates, ensuring any risk associated with failing compliance is reduced
  • A central place to upload, store and manage trust-wide policies


Compliance support, plus safeguarding support, expert content and model policies

  • Everything in Comply
  • High-quality safeguarding training materials and e-learning through our Safeguarding Training Centre, ensuring that all your staff are compliant and DSLs are up to date
  • Our knowledge bank of information and resources for your trust staff, addressing key MAT challenges
  • Leadership support for all your schools, with access to thousands of practical resources from The Key for School Leaders and The Key for School Governors
  • Our policy bank featuring ready-to-use, legally compliant model policies, which can be easily edited for trust-wide or local use


Compliance and safeguarding support, expert content and policies, plus CPD

  • Everything in Develop
  • Over 30 practical, cross-phase CPD courses
  • High-quality, trusted courses created in partnership with leading organisations and subject specialists
  • An easy to use training library, that staff across your MAT can use to identify and plan training
  • Ready-to-use high-impact resources, that will save time and improve workload pressures
  • Enhanced service through a dedicated account manager, regular progress meetings and face-to-face training

Our services and tools

Compliance Tracker

Access our Compliance Tracker dashboard to:

  • Get visibility over compliance for central teams, trustees and schools
  • Avoid the financial risk and reputational damage of compliance failures
  • Save time on compliance tasks and decrease administration workload for your central team, with our checklists, alerts and task assignment functions
  • Easily upload, store and manage policies and evidence of compliance across all schools in one central place

Expert advice, practical resources and ready-to-use policies

Our trusted information and guidance will help you to:

  • Stay on top of the latest MAT insight and operational practice
  • Provide essential support to your schools, while reducing the pressure on your central staff
  • Establish trust-wide, legally-compliant policies

Safeguarding Training Centre

Use our training centre to:

  • Stay up to date and train your staff, with the latest safeguarding training and guidance
  • Save your designated safeguarding leads significant time spent preparing and delivering training, and give them time to deal with difficult safeguarding issues
  • Deliver engaging and pilot-tested training that will encourage your staff to collaborate effectively

CPD Toolkit

Use our training resources to:

  • Strengthen and refresh your MAT’s CPD offer, without the need for expensive external consultants
  • Deliver collaborative training that promotes a culture of improvement and shared learning throughout your MAT
  • Save your staff time and effort preparing training themselves, and allow them to make more impact in the classroom
  • Develop consistent approaches to some of the most challenging issues, such as behaviour management, working with pupils with EAL, and engaging with difficult parents

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