Catholic Multi-Academy Trusts
In January 2017 NRCDES launched Part 1 of the Diocesan Plan for Catholic Education in the Diocese of Nottingham. The key principle of this being that all the remaining VA schools would attain academy status and become part of one of four larger Catholic Multi-Academy Trusts (CMATs) formed by bringing together the existing MATs along geographic lines.
Part 2 of the Diocesan Plan was published in September 2017. This brought together the results of Working Groups that earlier in the year had looked at the areas of Leadership and Standards, Governance, HR and Finance and Operations and set out in more detail the expectations of how the new CMATs would operate. The proposals were endorsed by Bishop Patrick on 10th October.
The new CMATs will be established on 1st September 2017 timed to coincide with the conversion of the remaining VA schools to academy status.
Local Implementation Teams have been formed to lead both the process of merging the existing MATs and taking the VA schools through the conversion process. Their work is being overseen by a Local Implementation Committee made up of volunteer governors and directors.
In addition to Parts 1 and 2 of the Diocesan Plan you will find on this page a number of documents relating to the establishment of the new MATs and to the process of a school converting from VA to academy status.
Any questions you have related to the development of the new CMATs or the conversion of a VA school to academy status can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org You will receive a response as soon as we are able.