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As MATs grow, so do the potential headaches. We’ve enlisted the help of a number of MATs to share their experiences of assessment across their small and growing Trusts.

The new guide in our MATs In Focus Series, ‘Getting Started: Practical advice for implementing standardised assessments in small to medium MATs’, offers a collection of contributions giving advice on how standardised assessments can help ensure you ensure the same high standards across your Trust as it grows. The guide also includes a foreword from Neil Carmichael, Former Chair of the Education Select Committee.

Contributors to this guide include

  • Chris Dale (Samuel Ward Academy Trust) – Leading MAT level change: The balance between alignment and autonomy
  • Nigel Ward (Northern Schools Trust) – Reading: Taking a rigorous approach to baselining and intervention
  • Carol Kitson (Abbey Multi Academy Trust, Leeds) – Identifying needs during due diligence
  • Oliver Burwood (Norwich Education and Academies Trust) – Measuring progress across a MAT
  • Andy Daly (Cambridge Meridian Trust) – Reliability in a world without levels
  • Sarah Haythornthwaite (GL Assessment) – Considerations for MATs as they grow
  • Dan Sims (GL Assessment) – Working with MATs and school groups
Because we had reliable standardised data on which to build our improvement planning, it has helped us to be much more focussed
Carol Kitson Abbey Multi Academy Trust, Leeds

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Learn more about the first guide in our MATs in Focus Series ‘Growing Pains: Assessment considerations and best practice for successful Multi-Academy Trusts’