Everything you need to know for joining, establishing or growing a multi-academy trust (MAT), and advice for developing independent state schol partnerships or small-school partnerships can be found here.
Outstanding schools are expected to take a key role in driving the school-led system. Doug Scholes, headteacher of a National Support School, talks about his school's involvement in improving other schools
Achieving the right balance of support and independence when becoming part of a MAT is vital to retain your school's identity. Suzanne O'Connell spoke to a struggling primary school transformed after joining a trust