Each school would still have its own budget and make its own decisions on how to use this.  A central contribution will be agreed at school level to pay for any services that are provided by the MAT centrally to make them more cost-effective. For example:

  • Educational support and challenge
  • Central attendance and education welfare support
  • Central finance support and audit
  • Facilities management, health and safety services and capital works
  • IT service and support
  • Access to the SCITT and Teaching School Alliance
  • Shared TEDs each year
  • Bid writing
  • Peer to peer review

This will be between 5% and 7% of the total GAG and would be dependent on the needs of the individual schools within the MAT.  The central contribution will be reviewed periodically to ensure that it continues to meet the needs of each individual school.