The TES is reporting that the government’s new schools tsar has given them insights into his blueprint for bringing England’s 5,000 academies and free schools to heel.
In his first interview since becoming national schools commissioner, Sir David Carter told TES of plans to identify the 100 weakest academies in the country and to introduce a new hierarchical system of academy chains…
Under Sir David’s plan, academy chains or multi-academy trusts (MATs) will be organised into four distinct levels based on the number of schools under their control. They will have undergo new assessments before being allowed to expand to reach the next tier.
The biggest chains will be directly accountable to Sir David and known as “system leader trusts”.
Sir David said that he wants to bring some “rigour” into the expansion of academies. “I am really keen to think about what growth and expansion means in the system,” he told TES…
See more in the 26 February edition of TES.
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