Support Services

We are in the business of supporting schools to become and remain excellent.

Our academies can access a package of core central services grouped under the following headlines:

  • Academy Improvement
  • Finance and Business Support
  • HR and Payroll Support
  • Governance and Policy Support

We have brokered a number of services and contracts that academies have the option to use and as well as mandatory services such as health and safety, with value for money and quality of provision as our priority.

Schools within St Benet’s MAT benefit from:

  • A dedicated School Improvement Team who support and challenge the Senior Leadership Team within each academy to drive up standards and ensure every pupil receives the best possible educational start in life.
  • A central training/CPD calendar and expert-led networks for English, Maths, SEND, EYFS and ECTs.
  • Termly Collaborative Academy Review Days (CARDs) held in tandem with Academy Review Meetings (ARMs).
  • Diocesan School Support Officers (DSSO) provide pastoral care, wellbeing support and affirmation for Headteachers. They are all former church school Headteachers so are well-placed to carry out this role.