Education Committee

Multi-academy trusts inquiry

Inquiry status: open

Oral evidence sessions were held on 15 June and 6 July 2016. Further evidence sessions will be held later in the year.

Scope of the inquiry

The Education Committee invites written submissions addressing the following points:

  • 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
Terms of reference: Multi-academy trusts

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