We are delighted to be working with an expanding Multi Academy Trust exploring the vision and values that unite the partner schools and best position the MAT for organisational growth and development. It has been a fabulous project and being able to provide an independent perspective and to challenge some perceptions has helped redefine the MAT proposition. A workshop this weekend, which brought together senior staff and local governing boards, provided a platform to review activity to date and consider some of the key issues. The workshop was a pleasure to co-ordinate and the positive feedback from all involved was heartening. Now the concepts that have been identified through wide consultation can be developed into robust tools and communications which will support the MAT through ongoing strategic growth. Our thanks go to all involved for their honest and constructive input.