Central Support and Services

The benefits of working as a multi-academy trust are now well documented in terms of sharing expertise, economies of scale and shared services. Membership of the Evolve Trust will give academies in our family access to a range of support and services, to enable school leaders to primarily focus on providing high standards of education for the children in our Trust. In order to achieve this, we use our freedom as a multi-academy trust to amalgamate a proportion of GAG funding for all its academies to form one central fund. This creates a number of benefits for the Trust including but not limited to the following:

  • Use of surplus GAG funds for individual academies with an emergency funding commitment and help to alleviate financial pressures in the individual academy, ironing out periods of fluctuating income and expenditure
  • Culturally, pooling GAG is a move from ‘my school’ to ‘all children in the MAT’
  • Enable resources to be directed to the areas in most need across the Trust to ensure that all children within our Trust are provided with the best resources possible
  • Create opportunities for real savings on procurement by maximising efficiencies and taking advantage of bulk buying

Our support includes the following:

  • School improvement
  • Governance
  • Finance, payroll and pension administration
  • Human Resources
  • Estates management
  • ICT support
  • Curriculum development, data and exams support
  • Marketing and community engagement