Shaping Governance in Multi-Academy Trusts
An External Review of Governance - with added benefits!
Improving whole trust consistency and impact
Directors and Members need an in-depth awareness of how each of their schools operates and their performance; which can be tricky when you have a number of schools and as a Director, are one-step removed. Ensuring consistency of practice and of accountability across trust schools is also key. Not only this, but as Directors and Members you are also accountable for how effective your board is.
The DfE has called for Multi-Academy Trusts to use independent external reviews to challenge and improve their effectiveness. It has recommended that these reviews are included within a wider programme of self- assessment and improvement. Reviews should also consider the interaction between members and trustees.
What if there was just one tool that a trust could use to improve individual Academy Governance as well as the Trust and Members Boards - well there is! Shaping Governance!
The MAT version of Shaping Governance supports all layers of governance within a trust to learn, share, and improve, in one comprehensive programme. Shaping Governance has a 5 star Google Rating, and has the following proven and effective attributes, including:
"The impact has been phenomenal!"
Here, Andy Moor, CEO of Holy Family Catholic MAT talks about what he likes about Shaping Governance and the value it has brought to his trust and governance.
Shaping Governance is a membership service, where once signed-up, every year* you will receive:
An award-winning Shaping Governance session in each school in your trust;
A bespoke Trust and Member Board Development session using insight from the school reviews to reshape the effectiveness of the trust board;
Insight from the good practice that we have identified;, and using this to identify your improvements
Tailored reports and improvement plans; with our tips and recommendations;
Virtual support and progress checks throughout the year
A special Shaping Governance plaque for your reception areas.