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Education in the news
Rowena Hackwood on ‘helping the public sector to think in a more business-like way’
The CEO of David Ross Education Trust discusses the benefits of having MAT leaders with a background in business rather than a background in teaching, and the importance of communicating the value of teamwork and standardisation instead of autonomy. Read more...
Results suggest a ‘Northern Spring’ in education
A look at the results of the new GCSEs
After the first year of reformed GCSE examinations, results show that the pass-rate has increased from last year. The new GCSEs also saw a shrinking of the gap between boys and girls, and a decrease in the pass rate for resits in maths. Read more...
A trust-wide service
While academic results are very important, several other factors determine the effectiveness of a trust. We are proud to offer a cross-trust service to MATs, providing you with additional (and often less obvious) information about staff, community and pupils that will help further school improvement.
We offer valuable data services to help you gather qualitative or ‘soft’ information about potential barriers to learning pupils face and perceptions of effectiveness across your entire MAT community. We can also provide ‘hard’ data about pupils’ backgrounds, the communities in which they live and the levels of deprivation they may experience. Combined, this data can give you a fuller picture of your MAT community.
These services complement our other educational and training resources to help you improve outcomes across your trust on both a personal and academic level.
Please consider contributing to future issues of Academy Update. We are keen to receive brief pieces (100-200 words) offering advice on good practice and problem solving for leaders of MATs. I look forward to hearing from you.
Rachel Maton, Editor
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