The shortlist for MAT Excellence Awards 2024 will be announced early February, so keep an eye out! The awards are a prestigious event celebrating excellence and innovation in MATs. As the shortlist announcement approaches, delegates from last year explain the significance of participating in this esteemed event.


A recently released video compilation features compelling testimonials from past attendees, highlighting why they enjoyed the awards ceremony. Among the diverse array of reasons echoed in the video, one theme is the opportunity to celebrate and network with colleagues. Sarah Thompson, a senior HR manager, emphasised, "Really nice to get together and feel we can celebrate."

Have you got the date in your diary for our awards ceremony?

Date TBC, Voco St John's Solihull, London.

Presented by Optimus Education, in partnership with the Confederation of School Trusts (CST), the awards are an exciting opportunity to recognise the outstanding work and commitment of multi-academy trusts around the country. We look forward to announcing shortlisted trusts shortly.