We have developed a peer review process for Multi-Academy Trusts to enable the development, identification and sharing of good practice among MATs and MAT senior leaders. The MAT Review is distinctive because it focuses on multi-school improvement and responds to the needs of the MAT in its current stage of development.
It builds on the success of our Quality Assurance (QA) Review, but MATs are reviewed on their own terms and not against a set of pre-defined criteria. However, it is no less rigorous than a QA Review, with a sharp focus on school improvement and the impact the MAT has on outcomes.
Like the QA Review, the MAT Peer Review is underpinned by the values of collaboration, support and challenge. The overarching aim of these externally-facilitated, peer reviews is to bring about improvement in outcomes for pupils within the MAT being reviewed and across the system.
A MAT participating in a review will have the opportunity to reflect on its development and impact. The review team will offer challenge, learn how other MATs operate, and have a unique opportunity to engage in professional dialogue on school improvement in the MAT context.
"Undoubtedly, of substantial benefit was the opportunity to work with credible, knowledgeable and skilled colleagues on system leadership from different MAT structures, each openly and willingly sharing their experiences. Quality experiences for system leaders are emergent and I would highly recommend this unique and enhanced CP model for professional development."
Dr Tesca Bennett, Executive Principal, Haberdashers' Aske's Federation
To formally express interest in hosting a review, participating as a reviewer or both, please complete this form.
You can also find out more about the many benefits of joining our Network of Excellence, here.