Welcome to our comprehensive guide outlining the professional services offered by our growing Multi Academy Trust (MAT). As a forward-thinking educational organisation, we understand the evolving needs of schools within our trust.

To support your journey towards excellence, we provide a range of essential services designed to alleviate administrative burdens and enhance overall efficiency.

Our centralised approach ensures consistent quality across all our academies while allowing for tailored support within regional hubs. In this guide, we will delve into the specifics of each service area, detailing the support offered and the benefits it brings to your school. Let’s embark on this journey together, empowering your institution to thrive and excel.

Marketing & PR Services

Our marketing services will focus on enhancing the visibility and reputation of the Trust and its member schools. We will develop strategic marketing plans and campaigns to attract prospective students, engage with parents and the local community, and promote the unique strengths and offerings of each school within the MAT. Other services provided are web design and creation, photography and videography, content creation for social media, SEO development, branding support, event management and promotion. These services are provided as part of membership of the Trust and are significantly more expensive when outsourced.

We work with CPMM marketing and PR service to provide high level sector advice and support where needed.


Key areas:

  • Branding and Identity: Development and promotion of a distinct
    brand identity for each academy, highlighting its unique strengths and values.
  • Digital Marketing: Implementation of targeted digital marketing campaigns across various platforms to reach prospective students and families.
  • Public Relations: Management of media relations, press releases, and community outreach efforts to foster positive relationships and enhance public perception.
  • Event Management: Planning and execution of events and promotional activities to showcase the achievements and offerings of our academies.

Key areas:

  • Budgeting and Financial Planning: Development of comprehensive budgets aligned with strategic objectives and operational requirements.

  • Financial Reporting: Timely and accurate financial reporting, providing stakeholders with transparent insights into the financial health of the trust.

  • Procurement and Contract Management: Streamlined procurement processes and effective contract management to maximize value and minimize risks.
  • Grant Management: Assistance
    in securing and managing grants and funding opportunities to support educational initiatives and projects.

Financial Services

Our finance services will ensure transparency, accountability, and financial sustainability. We will conduct thorough financial audits and analyses to assess the financial health of the school and develop robust budgeting and financial management practices. Our team will also provide guidance on funding allocations, procurement processes, and compliance with financial regulations.

The CFOO is also an accredited SRMA and works for the DFE to support other schools across the region. Along with skills and expertise across the team. We are able to support schools to manage their finances in the best way to provide value for money and impact for pupils.

HR / People Services

Our HR services will be comprehensive and tailored to meet the specific needs of your school community. This includes support with recruitment, staff development, performance management, and employee relations. We will also provide guidance on HR policies and procedures to ensure consistency and compliance across the MAT in accordance with guidance from the Catholic Education Service.

Services will also include strategy around staff wellbeing and workload in line with our recruitment and retention strategy. Professional development for ALL staff will also be provided to ensure all members of the community have the opportunities needed to reach their potential.

Case management will be a core part of our service with a wide range of expertise and skills supporting our schools.


Key areas:

  • Recruitment and Talent Acquisition: Access to a pool of qualified candidates, streamlined recruitment processes, and support in attracting top-tier educators.

  • Employee Relations: Expert guidance on handling employee relations issues, ensuring a harmonious and productive work environment.

  • Performance Management: Tools and frameworks to facilitate effective performance evaluations and professional development plans for staff members.
  • Policy Development and Compliance: Assistance in developing and implementing HR policies aligned with statutory regulations and best practices.

Key areas:

  • Facilities Management: Efficient management of school facilities, including maintenance, repairs, and security.

  • Capital Projects: Planning and execution of capital projects, from renovations to new construction, ensuring alignment with educational goals and budgetary constraints.

  • Health and Safety Compliance: Regular audits and assessments to maintain compliance with health and safety regulations, safeguarding the well-being of students and staff.
  • Environmental Sustainability: Implementation of eco-friendly practices and initiatives to reduce carbon footprint and promote environmental stewardship.

Estates Services

Our estate services will encompass thorough assessments of all physical assets, including buildings, facilities, and grounds. Our team will conduct surveys and evaluations to identify any maintenance, repair, or improvement needs. Additionally, we will ensure compliance with health and safety regulations and develop long-term plans for estate management and development.

We work with H&S partners Jean Fairbrother associates when supporting compliance around health and safety. This includes annual assessments and action planning.

In addition to this, the school will be part of our capital projects strategy. The CFOO, Estates manager, HT and school site team will work together with diocesan surveyors to target and prioritise building improvement projects in line with the overall estate. Our in-house painter and decorator will also be deployed where internal improvements are needed.