Coaching for Multi-Academy Trusts

We provide coaching and leadership development services to help MATs create environments where all adults and young people can thrive.

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Coaching for Multi-Academy Trusts

We provide coaching and leadership development services to help MATs create environments where all adults and young people can thrive.

MATs face a number of issues as they seek to raise and maintain standards across their family of schools.

Many of these challenges centre around relationships, people management issues and harnessing qualities and skills within teams for the collective good.

When periods of transition accompany the implementation of new structures, systems, roles, policies and practices, feelings of anxiety, doubt and worry can dominate. If not managed well, these feelings can quickly spread and undermine a unified approach to MAT-wide school improvement.

As the CEO or a Senior Leader in a MAT, you may have experienced how fear-based, psychological responses to change can impact the improvement process.

The Challenges of Growing a Successful MAT​

  • Low levels of trust: Individuals/teams unwilling to open up and share ideas or resources with one another
  • Poor levels of communication: Strained communication, that has inhibited the sharing and development of good practice across the MAT
  • Conflict in leadership styles: Senior leaders with leadership styles that are out of alignment with others within the MAT
  • Decreased levels of emotional resilience: Individuals who have experienced difficulty developing their emotional resources and working through the inevitable challenges of daily school life
  • Role adjustment fatigue: Individuals who have struggled to cope with the emotional and psychological changes required to cope with their new and developing roles within a MAT structure
  • High attrition rates: Problems recruiting and retaining staff, particularly if schools in the MAT have been rated as ‘inadequate’ by OFSTED

Book A Free Exploratory Call

Explore how coaching can support your Multi-Academy Trust

If you’d like to explore how we can work together to help your academy to develop outstanding cultures in which leaders, staff and pupils alike can grow and flourish, we’d be delighted to speak to you.

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What are the benefits of Coaching for MATs?​

Our coaching work has been shown to support MATs in the following four areas:

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Maintain a deeper connection with their core values, their passion and purpose.

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Demonstrate greater levels of self-awareness and emotional resilience.

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Feel empowered and supported to achieve outstanding results for their schools.

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Understand how to support their own wellbeing and that of members of their school community.

A Research Report into the Impact of Leadership Coaching in Schools

Learn how coaching supports sustainable and effective leadership in schools in the Leeds Beckett University Research report into the impact of our coaching services.


Michael Rosen

Integrity Coaching provides the type of services that every School Leader needs; independence, compassionate and understanding: expert coaches who listen to you and work with you in a humane way, to bring to life the particular vision that you have for the staff and pupils in your school. 

Michael Rosen

School Governor, Author & former Children’s Poet Laureate