Friday, 19 July 2019

19 July 2019 Ofsted publishes report on multi-academy trusts

Ofsted has published a report on multi-academy trusts (MATs) - Multi-academy trusts: benefits, challenges and functions

Whilst it makes recommendations for Ofsted and the DfE, including strengthening accountability at MAT level, the main recommendations for MATs are that they should

- make full use of the opportunities for back-office functions and policies
- ensure that collaboration within the trust is used effectively, particularly to share expertise and maximise learning
- work productively with the LA and other schools in the area
- carefully manage growth
- clearly set out the role of the local governing body
- put in place mechanisms to monitor their own performance at trust level