Multi-academy trusts


Terms of reference


1 Introduction


Our inquiry

Changes to Government policy during the inquiry

2 The characteristics of high-performing multi-academy trusts

Our view

3 Accountability and inspection of multi-academy trusts

The role of Ofsted

The relationship between Regional Schools Commissioners and Ofsted

Governance structures

The role of parents and the local community in governance

4 The expansion and development of the multi-academy trust model

Future expansion of MATs

The role of local authorities

EFA and DfE capacity to deliver reform

Primary schools

Sponsor capacity and quality

5 The performance of multi-academy trusts

The re-brokering of schools within MATs

MAT ‘growth checks’

Evidence on high-performing MATs

The sharing of best practice between trusts

Conclusions and recommendations

Annex 1: Parental engagement event

Formal Minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

27 February 2017