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MAT & Academy Improvement Planning

Our strategic aims in this plan are represented and operationalised each year in our MAT annual improvement plan which, in turn, informs each Academy’s own improvement plan.

A) At the operational level

Each year, each of the key deliverables in the annual MAT improvement plan is assessed as:
Fully achieved; partially achieved; or not achieved.

The actions that drive the deliverables are assessed as:
Completed; underway; or not started.

These assessments are included in the MAT’s annual report which is available for public scrutiny.

These assessments are undertaken by the Senior Executive Team and led by the Chief Executive, who may commission external consultants to support the process and bring in additional experience and objectivity.

B) At the strategic level

Every two years, the overall effectiveness of the MAT is assessed under the three headings:
Performance, Compliance and Governance with Leadership.

Each is graded 1 - 4 in line with Ofsted categories.

  • Assessment of the performance strand is informed by the operational assessments above and the evaluations of outcomes from the constituent academies.
  • Assessment of the compliance strand is enabled through use of the compliance audit tool to be found on “The Key” or through the use of other checklists.
  • Assessment of the governance strand is facilitated through use of an experimental adaptation of the NHS Well-Led Review self- evaluation tool.

These assessments are undertaken by the Board and led by the Chair, who may commission external consultants to support the process and bring in additional experience and objectivity.

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