Governance Review


PAG is well-placed to advise on the complex and demanding requirements of MAT governance. PAG can deliver an External Governance Review for a range of organisations to ensure their governance structures are transparent and compliant with relevant legislation.

    External Review of Governance


    PAG has market-leading experience in education consultancy and is well placed to advise on best practice and regulatory aspects of MAT governance. We recognise the importance of having a transparent, well-organised structure of governance to ensure that MATs can expand their family of schools, in addition to effectively managing their existing ones. We already have previous experience in providing External Reviews of Governance, and hold a wealth of experience in advising clients across a range of areas in the education sector. Clients that utilise our External Governance Review service will be ensuring they are best placed to expand their growth, as well as being continually supported after their review.

    What is an External Governance Review?


    An External Governance Review is a step-by-step process in which PAG delivers a full and in-depth review of a MAT’s existing governance structures. Following this review, PAG produces a report of the key findings, along with a clear and credible action plan in consultation with the school or MAT. This will support the trust in implementing changes to governance where necessary, ensuring structures are in place to best serve the interests of the organisation, its pupils and staff, as well as its stakeholders.

    How will PAG implement this review?


    Our approach to reviewing a MAT’s governance processes and structures follows a three-step process:

    1) Planning stage: our experienced reviewers will have preliminary discussions with trust leaders and collect relevant data to build an accurate picture of the existing governance structure.

    2) Engagement: PAG will hold 1-1 discussions with governance leads and a self-review session with the Board of Trustees, in which areas of strength and development are identified and discussed with Trust leads. We will then produce both an action plan and a findings report for the Board of Trustees and central team leaders.

    3) Follow-up: once the action plan has been agreed, the MAT will move ahead with implementing the proposed changes. PAG will continue to consult with, and advise, the trust to monitor all developments and implementation.

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