April 2016 - Education Select Committee: the performance of MATs

In April 2016 the National Governors' Association (NGA) submitted evidence to the Education Select Committee enquiry on the performance, accountability, and governance of Multi-Academy Trusts

Questions included:

  • The role of MATs in the context of other intermediate structures operating between Whitehall and individual schools, including Regional Schools Commissioners
  • The current MATs landscape, including in terms of the number, size, and geographical coverage of MATs
  • The balance of decision-making at the individual school level and at the chain level, and the appropriateness of formal governance structures employed

  • How the expansion of MATs should be monitored and managed

  • The characteristics of high-performing MATs

  • How the performance of MATs should be assessed


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Published: 19/05/2016, by Sam Henson
Last Updated: 13/12/2016, by Fay Holland