The TES is reporting that politicians have opened an inquiry into the performance, accountability and governance of multi-academy trusts.
The House of Commons education committee said that the trusts currently operate with relatively little scrutiny.
Neil Carmichael, chair of the committee, said: “Some MATs and academies deliver great results for their pupils. But it’s important that all academies and MATs meet the highest educational standards.”…
The new parliamentary inquiry will examine the role and governance of MATs, with the aim of ensuring that academy chains are held to account…
The committee has said that it wants to:
- Map the current MAT landscape, including numbers, size and geographical spread of MATs.
- Look at the characteristics of high-performing MATs.
- Review how the performance of MATs should be assessed.
- Ensure that the workings of the “middle tier” of management, between government and individual schools, is transparent.
- Examine how many decisions are made at chain level and how many at individual school level.
- Question how the expansion of MATs should be monitored and managed…
See more on this directly from the education select committee (including a link to send a written submission) at: Multi-academy trusts inquiry launch
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