MATs & Academies

Strategic MAT & Academy Support

Innovative partnerships that add real value to our clients, by providing strategic advice combined with operational support.

Academy Conversion Guidance

If you are planning to become an academy or MAT, we have the resources and expertise to support you throughout the process.

Academy Resources

Visit the Knowledge Centre for the latest academisation articles, ebooks and presentations posted by our partners

Payroll & Finance

Strategic MAT Payroll Planning

Central data visibility and control for expanding MATs.

Payroll & Pensions Administration

Making sure your staff get paid accurately and on time.

Strategic MAT Finance Support

Flexible financial expertise, when you need it.

Accounting & Finance Advice

Training, support and guidance for your finance team.


Strategic MAT HR Support

Director level HR planning for growing MATs and academies.

HR Advisory & Administration Services

A tailored and flexible service, specific to your needs.

Safeguarding & Legal Support

Placing child welfare at the centre of your organisation.

Staff Wellbeing & Performance

Helping you attract, develop and retain the best staff


Strategic MAT Premises Planning

Create a safe, secure and stimulating learning environment.

Premises Management

Flexible, cost-effective premises support.

Statutory Health & Safety Compliance

Expert, policy and procedural guidance.

Premises Staffing

Save up to 40% against employing your own staff.

School Effectiveness

Governor Services

Helping to raise pupils’ standards of achievement.

School Improvement

Enabling you to raise standards inside the classroom.

Technology & Education Strategy

Inspiring children to learn through technology.

MIS Systems

Real-time performance data, at your fingertips.

You educate, we support

We will help run your school efficiently.

When resources become stretched, or you are let down by your existing provider, our strategic solutions, specialist advice and hands-on operational support will enable you and your staff to remain focused on the children, teaching and learning.

Currently over 2,000 schools, academies and MATs enjoy our support across the many services we deliver.

Please get in touch and become part of our growing community.

Payroll & Finance

Specialist payroll, pension & finance expertise

When all eyes need to be focused on raising standards in the classroom we know just how important it is that your staff get paid accurately and on time.

Working only with education sector payrolls, we get it right because we understand the complex rules and reporting requirements of every local authority and pension scheme.

We also provide high-level strategic finance expertise coupled with hands on accountancy and finance support, providing your in-house team with the flexible cost-effective support it needs.

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Helping you attract, develop, manage and retain the best staff.

Working only in the education sector, we know from experience how important it is for school leaders to attract, develop and retain the very best staff, if stretching performance goals are to be met.

From strategic workforce planning and staff wellbeing, through to pragmatic solutions for dealing with complex staff case work, our team of education specialist CIPD consultants, on-demand advisors, and on-line tools can provide you with the complete range of strategic and administrative HR support services, at the level, time and place or your choosing. 

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Flexible, outsourced premises planning and support

Whether you are the business manager at a primary school or the site operations director of an expanding MAT, we understand how challenging it can be to create a safe, secure and stimulating learning environment, when juggling your other responsibilities.

Our team of chartered surveyors and facilities managers can help you with all aspects of premises support, from strategy development and health and safety statutory compliance through to property maintenance and premises staffing, leaving you free to concentrate on raising standards in the classroom.

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School Effectiveness

Helping you raise standards in the classroom. 

At Strictly Education our goal is to provide you with the strategic guidance and operational support you need, to help raise standards in the classroom.

Our team of specialist education advisors can provide your senior leadership team (SLT) with flexible, cost-effective support across the full range of school effectiveness areas from governance and leadership, to strategy development, target setting and technology.

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Knowledge Centre


Conversion Guidance

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Service Solutions

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