The Diocesan Board of Education has a well-developed Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) strategy for its family of schools and academies. Our model enables both Church and Community schools to be partners and supports Christian ethos whilst fully respecting and promoting the individual identity of Community schools. Along with the Diocese of Leicester Academies Trust (DLAT), there are a number of MATs which Church schools/academies may join subject to DBE consent and consent from the Regional Schools Commissioner. For further information about these MATs, please have a look at their websites listed below.
OVAL Learning Trust: http://www.ovallearningtrust.org
Learn Academies Trust: http://www.learn-at.org.uk
Inspiring Primaries Academy Trust: https://inspiringprimaries.uk
There are likely to be another two MATs established within the next year or so. Further details will be posted here when available.
Please refer to our MAT Strategy document attached above or contact Carolyn Lewis, Diocesan Director of Education for further information.