The education secretary, Gavin Williamson, has said that the government would like to see 'far more schools' in multi-academy trusts by 2025 and is actively looking at 'how we can make that happen'
He told the Foundation for Education Development summit on 1 March that partnerships between schools were fundamental, especially in the recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic
The government has previously used growth funding (such as the Trust Capacity Fund) to encourage more academies to be part of larger trusts
Mr Williamson told the summit that schools 'benefit from being in a strong family. In other words, a multi-academy trust'