The Secretary of State has outlined that the government’s vision is for every school to be part of a family of schools in a strong multi-academy trust.
In the Summer, the Department for Education will begin undertaking research and speaking to school leaders with a view to further simplifying the process of joining a trust.
£10 million for intensive support has been announced for four areas of the country, to increase the proportion of pupils in good or outstanding schools in:
‘Plymouth, Ashfield & Mansfield, South Sefton & North Liverpool, and North Durham & City – where there is high potential for rapid improvement.
The investment will help local schools join strong trusts and drive up standards