Publication Source

Academy trusts need “more support and capacity building” rather than Ofsted inspections, the academies minister said today.

Explaining more about the government’s decision not to push ahead with MAT inspections, Barran added ministers thought it would not be “a helpful thing to do at this point”.

The government’s recent regulatory and commissioning review did not include plans to inspect trusts, despite its terms of reference stating it would look at trust-level inspection.

At present, Ofsted carries out summary evaluations of trusts by batch-inspecting some of their schools.

EdCentral Logo