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Strategic Consultancy for Academy Trust Operations and Management

Acting as a critical friend, a strategic consultant can help you, senior leadership, trustees and the board develop long-term sustainable solutions as well as helping with short-term one-off projects or objectives, saving time and money.

Strategic Consultancy


Are your values and strategies aligned to support a vision for sustainable growth?

An independent strategic consultant from Strictly Education acts as an ally to your academy trust. We offer independent advice to address challenges within your trust while you prioritise the best level of teaching and learning in the classroom. Our experts support and guide senior leadership, trustees, and the trust board in developing long-term sustainable solutions, create strategies to achieve ambitious operational goals, as well as supporting short-term projects or objectives, thereby saving both time and money.

Strategic Consultancy for Academy Trusts Operations and Management can be delivered seamlessly with further services designed specifically for the MAT sector by Strictly Education, including Due Diligence, Internal Scrutiny, and People Strategy development. Strategic Consultancy for Academy Trusts is particularly beneficial for MAT C Suite members, including CEOs, COOs, and CFOs, who can leverage Strategic Consultancy for Academy Trust Operations and Management to enhance their decision-making and overall effectiveness.

Additional benefits of Strategic Consultancy for Academy Trust Operations and Management to consider

Expertise &

We bring a wealth of education sector expertise in MAT growth strategies, best practices, and regulatory requirements.

This can prove invaluable when navigating the complexities of expanding a trust.


An independent consultant from Strictly Education can provide an unbiased, outside perspective on your MAT's growth plans. We help you to devise a growth strategy tailored to the specific needs and goals of your MAT.


We can assist in developing a clear and robust growth strategy for your academy trust.  Our strategic guidance ensures that growth goals and initiatives align with the trust's mission, values, and long-term objectives.



Expanding a MAT involves significant organisational change. Our consultants help develop communication plans, engage stakeholders, and provide guidance on restructuring processes, staffing considerations, and capacity-building efforts.


Strategic Consultancy can be a cost-effective solution compared to hiring permanent staff with similar expertise. Consultants can be contracted for specific projects or timeframes, You won't get caught out with hidden fees.

Flexibility and Scalability

We can adapt  services to meet the evolving needs of your MAT throughout the growth process. Consultants can scale their involvement based on the trust's requirements, ensuring a tailored approach that fits your MAT's specific circumstances

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“Strictly Education went well above and beyond what the company was hired to do, with a real desire to help the school keep improving”

— Sue Hay, Headteacher - The Coopers’ Company & Coborn School

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