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Pros and cons of academy status: multi-academy trusts (MATs)

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Last updated on 25 January 2018
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What are the pros and cons of multi-academy trusts (MATs)? This article sets out perceived advantages and disadvantages of MATs. It also refers to research on the growth of academy chains, and looks at what schools have said about joining or forming MATs.

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  1. 1 Suggested advantages of MATs
  2. 2 Suggested disadvantages of MATs
  3. 3 Research into the MAT model
  4. 4 Pros and cons of MATs containing primary and secondary schools
  5. 5 Consultations on joining a MAT: examples from schools 

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