Multi Academy Trusts and PTAs
A group of two or more schools can join together to form a single multi academy trust (MAT) which has overarching responsibility for their governance. The MAT is accountable for the performance of each school within the MAT group. Most MATs then have their own Local Governing Body which is responsible for making the day to day decisions at their academy, along with the Head teacher and the Senior Leadership Team (SLT). The trust is the employer of all the staff, rather than the individual academies.