Growing and Developing a Trust - Manchester - Resources

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Pros and cons of GAG pooling

General annual grant (GAG) pooling is used by MATs to distribute money to their schools rather than top-slicing, but what are the benefits and challenges?

Eight top tips to support your trust’s financial compliance

Looking for straightforward advice on academy trust financial compliance? Here are some top tips, taken from a masterclass led by SBM Services’ Justine Berkeley.

Joining a MAT: questions a school leader should ask

School leadership teams and governors must be convinced that they are joining the right multi-academy trust. Use these key questions to help make your decision.

MAT operations: pitfalls to avoid

What do you need to consider when growing your multi-academy trust? Stephen Mitchell outlines some common areas that MATs fall down on.

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