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What is Cmat

Cmat is the operating name for Congleton Multi-Academy Trust. All academies in a MAT are governed by one trust (the Members) and a single board of trustees/directors.

The board of trustees/directors is responsible for decisions relating to how each academy is run, from the curriculum to staffing. However, the MAT can establish a local governing body for each of its academies, to which it can delegate some of its functions. The MAT remains accountable for these functions.

Cmat was formed in February 2014 when Congleton High School made the transition from single academy to multi-academy.  In June 2014 Black Firs Primary School became the first school to join Cmat and Castle Primary School joined in March 2015.

In March 2016, the Department for Education (DfE) approved Cmat as a New Academy Sponsor. Sponsors are responsible for establishing any new academy, appointing a leadership team and governing body and monitoring performance and budgeting.