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MAT inquiry: Academy trust CEOs give evidence to education committee

The parliamentary education committee heard today from eight witnesses about multi-academy trusts (MATs) and their role, size, governance and...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
Opinion

Apprenticeships: how the levy and hiring targets will affect schools and multi-academy trusts

In recent weeks, readers have asked how two key apprenticeship policies will affect schools and academy trusts. They sound...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

DfE multi-academy trust league tables: Who are the best and worst performers?

The Department for Education has today published its own “league tables” for multi-academy trusts, fulfilling a manifesto pledge and...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

20 large academy trusts ‘underperforming’, new league tables reveal

Twenty of the largest multi-academy trusts (MATs) – running more than 300 schools – fall “significantly below” the national...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Durand Academy Trust must address “serious concerns” over use of public money – or face termination

A controversial south London academy is facing the termination of its funding agreement if it fails to address “serious...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Opinion

School governance: 3 key issues right now

Emma Knights, chief executive of the National Governors Association, outlines three big issues with school governance raised at the...

Emma Knights
Emma Knights
Opinion

What happens to our existing governing body if we join an existing multi-academy trust?

Question: What happens to our existing governing body if we join an existing multi-academy trust? Christine says: That’s a...

Christine Bayliss
Christine Bayliss
Opinion

What do the best education system leaders do?

When I describe system leadership, what I mean is the way that groups of talented leaders work together to...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
News

Special schools are being ‘left out’ by academy system

Special schools are at risk of being “lost” as the government moves towards an all-academy system, a special educational...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden