The 3 elements of a MAT improvement framework
Understand how to build a school improvement framework that takes into account:
- ‘Top-down’ improvement, i.e built and dictated by the MAT
- ‘Bottom-up’ improvement, where the learnings of each academy feed into the improvement model
- ‘Peer-to-peer’ improvement, to account for where academies can share resources and knowledge
We look at each of these elements below.
Top-down improvement: what to determine at MAT level
Create an education vision
Your framework should centre around a shared vision of what makes a great education.
For example, your MAT may choose to prioritise:
- Pupil mastery of core skills
- A knowledge-rich curriculum
- Social mobility and routes to higher education and high quality vocational learning
- Developing character, wellbeing and resilience
These aims are not mutually exclusive, but the whole MAT should aim for an agreed vision that balances the different elements. This balance will depend on what you decide is right for your pupils and communities.