Creating a school improvement framework for your MAT
Here's how to create the environment in your MAT for driving school improvement. You'll learn what you need to determine as a central team, and how to involve each school in creating the improvement framework by sharing good practice and successful interventions.
The 3 elements of a MAT improvement framework
Here we propose 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 you should determine at MAT level
Create an education vision
Your framework should centre around a shared vision of what makes a great education.
For example, a MAT may choose to prioritise:
These aims are not mutually exclusive, but the whole MAT should aim for an agreed vision that balances these different elements. This balance will depend on what you decide is right for