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Northern alliance of trusts to improve standards
A new academy alliance in the North aims to improve standards and prevent high-profile failures. Two members share their belief in raising aspirations in deprived communities and say that the alliance will help them to 'do more for the North'. Read more...
Amanda Spielman: Ofsted's perspective on MATs
In her speech at the EPI conference on 3 July, the Chief Inspector explained her new approach to MAT inspection and why inspecting MATs matters. She discussed the importance of focussing on the curriculum which will help to tackle 'excessive workload'. Read more...
UCL report: 'market-led' education system
The Institute of Education at UCL has produced a report on the school system, finding that being in a MAT does not improve the attainment and progress of pupils overall. The authors claim that economic pressures in the school system are increasingly competing with the needs of pupils. Read more...
Martyn Oliver: UCL report 'prioritises narrative over truth'
The CEO of Outward Grange Academies Trust criticises the UCL report, claiming that it uses 'shallow data'. He argues that many MATs put the education of pupils ahead of finances, taking on challenging schools, even those in financial difficulty. Read more...
Our Governance Library includes courses for anyone involved in academy governance, helping them to understand their duties and responsibilities. Written by expert authors such as academy conversion specialist Geoffrey Davies and the EES for Schools Governor Services team, these resources can be used either as in-depth CPD courses or as handy reference guides. Read more...
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