My School & Multi Academy Trust Growth Guide

My School & Multi Academy Trust Growth Guide

By Al Kingsley

Published 07 Jul 2023

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With nearly two decades of school governance experience across Infant, Primary, Secondary, All Through and Alternative Provision schools and academies, distilled into an easy-to-read format, Al Kingsley's My School & Multi Academy Trust Growth Guide aims to support the discussions and key considerations for any Trust or school looking at their next steps for growth.

This consolidated guide will take you step by step through the key considerations as part of your growth journey, the opportunities and pathways available, balancing risk vs. reward, capacity considerations, due diligence and more. It is aimed as a catalyst to support discussions with board members and senior leadership and provide key checklists to support your decision-making process.

With an ever-changing educational landscape and a clear trajectory for growth and scale within our MATs, this guide is an ideal companion and "litmus test" for Leaders, Trustees and Governors involved in their school or Trusts strategic planning.
Al Kingsley has spent the last 30 years in the Educational Technology space and almost 20 of those as a school trustee and governor.
He is Group CEO of NetSupport Ltd, an internationally acclaimed EdTech vendor, and has lived and worked in both the UK and US. He is Chair of Hampton Academies Trust and the Richard Barnes (AP) Academy, all in the East of England. He also chairs his region's Governor Leadership Group.
Alongside these roles, Al also sits on the DfE's Regional Schools Directorate Advisory Board for the East of England and is the Independent Chair of the County's SEND Board.
As a firm supporter of lifelong learning, he is also a regional Apprenticeship Ambassador and Chair of the Employment and Skills Board for his region's combined authority.
An active writer about all things Education, Al is a member of the Forbes Technology Council and sits on the advisory council for the Foundation for Education Development.
You can find out more about Al at or on Twitter at @AlKingsley_edu
  • Author Al Kingsley
  • ISBN 9781398388789
  • No. of Pages 168
  • Format Paperback
  • Publication Date 07 Jul 2023