A Growing Philosophy – How are Multi-Academy Trusts developing their operating models through centralisation?

In July 2020, and in partnership with CJK Associates, IMP Software published a Pooling Reserves and Budget Centralisation in Multi-Academy Trusts report. Our findings, and subsequent discussions with MAT leaders, identified that the question is not so much about whether…

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How to embed an accurate and agile monthly reporting cycle

What do we know about forecasting in MATS? Our team have worked with most of the largest and fastest-growing MATs in the country, gaining first-hand exposure to the monthly multi-academy trust forecast cycle. Previously part of the leadership team that…

Top 3 tips for effective MAT financial reporting

Working with a growing number of Multi-Academy Trusts across the country, we have seen various approaches to MAT Financial Reporting. There is no blueprint for what these reports should look like, but we’ve taken some key themes and created our…

Pooling reserves and budget centralisation in a MAT – Research Paper

IMP Software has been running a mini-series on the topic of GAG pooling and budget centralisation in a MAT Following on from the success of our live Q&A panel discussion, where we had nearly 100 very engaged CEOs, CFOs and…

IMP Software celebrate a fantastic year

  We’re celebrating our first birthday! You may or may not know that IMP recently turned 1 and we wanted to share some highlights of our first year with you… well….actually, it was several months ago… but with us on-boarding all…

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Q&A with Stephen Morales ISBL CEO

Prior to our webinar we sat down with ISBL CEO, Stephen Morales Thank you for joining our expert panel for this webinar. How did this come about? “I have known Will Jordan for a number of years now. Will has…

Q&A with Bishop Fleming Partner and Head of Education, Pam Tuckett

Prior to recording our webinar, we sat down with Bishop Fleming Partner and Head of Education, Pam Tuckett Thank you for joining our expert panel for this webinar. From your perspective, how did this opportunity come about? “Will Jordan actually…

Q&A with Stephen Mitchell interim CEO of Oak Multi Academy Trust and Director of Keystone Knowledge

Prior to our MAT financial planning in uncertain times webinar, we sat down with interim CEO of Oak Multi Academy Trust and Director of Keystone Knowledge, Stephen Mitchell. Thank you for agreeing to join our expert panel for this webinar.…

BFRO cancelled: what are the implications for MAT in-year forecasting and budgeting?

The unprecedented situation facing Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs) in responding to Covid-19 took another unexpected turn when the Department for Education (DfE) announced it had cancelled “all but the most essential data collections” to “help reduce the burden” on Trusts and…

Top five tips for robust MAT budgeting

Creating a budget for a group of schools across different phases and local contexts, with the potential to also be spread across multiple local authorities, is by no means an easy task. The sheer variety of areas that require in-depth…

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