Alison Critchley, chief executive of RSA Academies, called for the introduction of five-year fixed contracts between schools and multi-academy trusts in an article in Friday’s Tes magazine.
Critchley proposes that at the end of the initial five-year contract, both the school and the MAT would decide whether or not they wished to enter into a new agreement for a further five years.
Critchley writes: “Creating fixed-term rather than permanent relationships would change the dynamic for all schools working as part of a MAT.
“This arrangement would take us closer to a truly school-led system, making it more likely that struggling schools would receive support and intervention without delay.”
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