In 2016 and early 2017 the Board of the Herts for Learning Multi Academy Trust and the interim executive team worked with interested schools to shape the Trust and to develop its values, vision and scheme of delegation.
The HfL MAT received approval to be a sponsor on 21st December 2016. The first group of schools joined us in September 2017, and the second in January 2018. All of these schools elected to convert to academy status with the Trust and all are financially stable and working to ensure they are good or outstanding.
The HfL MAT is inclusive; it is open to primary, secondary and special schools which will mainly be converter academies (plus a smaller number of sponsored academies) within an hour’s travelling distance. We do not intend to turn schools away that are not yet good or have financial pressures, but in order to manage growth in a sustainable way, our growth strategy aims for at least 80% of our academies being good or better at any one time and financially secure before adding more.
The HfL MAT works with a range of partners to secure the best value school improvement and business services to meet the needs of its academies.