‘No unique formula’ for high-performing MATs

There is “no unique formula” for high performing multi-academy trusts, according to a study shared with Tes.

Ambition School Leadership commissioned the Education Policy Institute to look for links between the characteristics of MATs and their outcomes.

The EPI looked at the size, school phases, school types, pupil characteristics, geographical spread and rate of growth at 402 MATs. This is just more than half the total number of MATs, according to recent figures.

It looked at how well MATs performed in five areas: pupil progress at key stages 2 and 4, improvement in value-added over time, outcomes for disadvantaged pupils, whether schools are rated “inadequate”, and financial sustainability.

Read the full article in the Tes.


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