A MAT is a community of schools with one central team managing many of the business roles of a school. The idea is to provide schools with a kind of group strength which they otherwise would not have immediate access to and to draw on the expertise of their central team.
LAAT is a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) which was set up by the Diocese of Lincoln to build a mutually supportive family of academies who support each other in providing the very best outcomes for their pupils. LAAT is dedicated to supporting school improvement and Christian distinctiveness, whilst maintaining each school as a special and unique place in the heart of its unique context.
LAAT has been approved by the Department of Education as an academy sponsor to operate a number of academies under a single charitable company. It is a company limited by guarantee. An exempt charity.
There a number of benefits to a school, and therefore the children, of being part of a MAT. Below are some of the main benefits
Most MATs retain the individuality of their schools; at LAAT we celebrate the uniqueness of each school, seeking only to support and challenge school, staff and children alike to improve and progress.
At least one elected parent governor will be on the governing body – as now.
Yes, just like other schools, academies have Ofsted inspections, and their exam results are published by the Department for Education.