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Multi-academy trusts: benefits, challenges and functions

An investigation into multi-academy trusts: how their central vision and approaches influence day-to-day practice in schools and their impact.

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The research looks at 2 main questions of multi-academy trusts:

  • how their central vision and approaches influence day-to-day practice in schools
  • to what extent they are having a positive or otherwise impact on the work of leaders and teachers in the schools we inspect

The report also includes recommendations for:

  • Ofsted
  • Department for Education
  • multi-academy trusts

Read Amanda Spielman’s commentary on our multi-academy trust research.

Published 15 July 2019