JOINING THE OAK TREES MAT

The Oak Trees Multi Academy Trust was established in June 2017, with 4 schools joining initially and Church Drive Primary School joining later in 2018. The Trust was set up to enhance the good working relationships and practices built up over a number of years between the schools, and all schools were judged at least to be ‘good’ in terms of OFSTED category at joining. All schools who joined the Trust at the outset had equal rights, and a large amount of due diligence was carried out in order to ensure that this ‘equal footing’ was appropriate to the founding schools. As a Trust, Oak Trees are willing to consider other schools joining the Trust, as long as it was felt that it would be to the benefit of the Trust and the interested school. This would be after due diligence was carried out, considering a number of factors such as finance, performance, Governance and assets, including buildings. The incoming school, if accepted, may have to agree to Earned Autonomy (see below) for a period of time in order to build up to having equal rights with the established academies, dependent on their financial and academic position.

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