News

MATs move to centralise in wake of Covid pressures, study finds

Many multi-academy trusts have moved to centralise HR, finance, health and safety and other policies in the wake of...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

No ‘current’ plans to force schools into multi-academy trusts, says Williamson

There are “currently no plans” to legislate to force schools to join multi-academy trusts, the education secretary has said,...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Williamson: Government ‘looking at’ how to get more schools into multi-academy trusts

The government wants to see “far more schools” in multi-academy trusts by 2025, and is “actively looking at how...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

MATs to take charge in ‘left-behind’ areas

The government will shift its focus to expanding “good” multi-academy trusts over the next 12 months to raise standards...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

MAT chairs work more than double recommended hours, study finds

Chairs of trustees work the equivalent of a fifth of a full-time job running academy trusts, a new study...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Opinion

Why we replaced our local governing bodies with committees

As Ofsted demands around accountability have tightened, shifting that responsibility to professionals takes the weight off governors’ shoulders I...

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KIT THORNE
News

More academy trusts in the spotlight over executive pay

The government has issued another warning to academy trusts over executive pay, this time asking those that paid employees...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

Major MAT Progress 8 scores tumble when accounting for ex-pupils

The progress scores of major multi-academy trusts including Harris Federation, Outwood Grange and Delta all drop off if they...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson