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CEOs, CFOs & COOS: How MATs struggle to recruit executives

Multi-academy trusts with more than five schools increasingly need senior finance, operating and executive officers, but school leaders lack...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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Essex council plans spin-off multi-academy trust

Essex county council (ECC) is applying to set up its own multi-academy trust which, if successful, would be the...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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£53m MAT growth fund open to trusts without proven record

£53 million will be made available to help multi-academy trusts (MATs) take on more schools, but the cash is...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Dominant multi-academy trusts risk investigation for monopolising markets

Multi-academy trusts risk being investigated by the Competition and Markets Authority if they come to dominate their local areas,...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
Opinion

How to improve academy trust governance

Too many multi-academy trusts are struggling under poor governance at trust level, says Michael Pain, but Forum Education has...

Tom Mendelsohn
Tom Mendelsohn
Opinion

Can a school decide to leave an academy trust?

As one regional schools commissioner ponders whether a school can voluntarily quit its multi-academy trust, education consultant Simon Foulkes...

Tom Mendelsohn
Tom Mendelsohn
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Academy trust fights on to pick its own feeder schools

A multi-academy trust will keep fighting to give pupils who attended its own primaries priority admission to its flagship...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
Opinion

Multi-academy trusts are great for career progression

Ignore the headlines: multi-academy trusts are showing great potential for maximising the talents of teachers, leaders and others, says...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
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Academy boss: 20 schools is ‘too small’ for a multi-academy trust

Twenty schools is “too small” for a multi-academy trust because they will not be able to fund the training...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg