Focused inspections of academies in multi-academy trusts

This advice note from Sir Michael Wilshaw to the Education Secretary sets out the findings from Ofsted's assessments of multi-academy trusts.


HMCI advice note on multi-academy inspections

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The Secretary of State for Education wrote to Sir Michael Wilshaw, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector (HMCI) in January 2015 about the inspection of academy chains.

Since then, Ofsted has conducted focused inspections of academies in 7 of the largest multi-academy trusts (MATs). This letter sets out Sir Michael’s findings from these inspections.

Published 10 March 2016