Mergers are like marriages. They are the bringing together of two individuals. If you wouldn’t marry someone for the ‘operational efficiencies’ they offer in the running of a household, then why would you combine two companies with unique cultures and identities for that reason?
WORDS AND MEANINGS
We appreciate that some people feel uncomfortable using terms like ‘Mergers & Acquisitions’ when talking about schools. However, best practice in these areas can improve educational outcomes for all children and that is an aspiration we can all share.
TIME AND EFFORT
Having a plan is the first step on this journey but do you have the skills and capacity to deliver growth or to effectively join forces with another trust? Can Senior Leaders spare the time away from improving teaching & learning to deliver strategic growth?
Multi Academy Trusts need to consider if maintaining the status quo is still an option for them. Equally, how can growth be achieved while maintaining standards. This decision is unique, context and geography specific for each trust. Senior Leaders and Trustees need to be in complete alignment on the plan.
This is not about empire building, this is about scaling to deliver the best outcomes for all children. Can you quantify the benefits to Trustees and can you explain a clear and compelling offer to potential joiners who have their own concerns and aspirations?