Herts for Learning (HfL) established the Herts for Learning Multi Academy Trust (HfL MAT) in December 2016, following requests from a significant number of shareholder schools.

    The two organisations now operate completely independently, with different governance arrangements. As the founding sponsor, HfL has responsibility for the appointment of some HfL MAT Trustees and Members, ensuring that the values and ethos of the Multi Academy Trust are those of the sponsor. However, once appointed, these Trustees and Members operate independently, so HfL has no influence over strategic or operational matters of the HfL MAT.

    The HfL MAT procures school improvement and school business services from a variety of organisations, including HfL, in line with DfE guidelines for academy procurement.

    Further details of the HfL MAT and its academies can be found on the Trust’s website: www.hflmat.co.uk