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The Benefits of Joining Cmat

Everyone benefits when a school joins the Cmat family, with advantages for children, parents, carers, staff and the whole school organisation alike.

Included in the many benefits of joining Cmat are:

  • Shared resources and facilities enabling even the smallest school to provide learning and enrichment opportunities regardless of the size of building, number of staff or annual budget..
  • Subject specialist teachers who work across schools eg. Languages, PE, Science and Maths.
  • Shared professional development activities, which help staff develop wider skills in teaching, administration or leadership.
  • A bank of experienced education and business manageemnt leaders, who support, guide and advise.
  • Our Cmat Senior Leadership Team, made up of heads of each school, who work together to share decision making.
  • The Cmat Chair of Governors Group, including the Chair of each school's LGB, who work together to share decision making.
  • The Cmat Board of Trustees, who "offer a diverse set if high-level skills from a range of backgrounds" (Ofsted 2018) and strive for continuous improvement of the Trust.
  • The ‘Central Services Team’ who manage finance, purchasing, payroll, HR and other administration requirements
  • A shared quality assurance system enables schools to prepare effectively for Ofsted visits, helping to secure positive outcomes.
  • Significant financial savings gained through economies of scale in procurement and buying essential services.
  • "Being part of a multi-academy trust provides schools with greater security and support. Working within Cmat also allows Black Firs to have more collegial responsibility." Martin Casserley Black Firs Headteacher