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Commons’ Education Committee echoes NFER’s submission on MATs

28 February 2017

The House of Commons Education Select Committee report on multi-academy trusts (MATs), published on Tuesday 28 February 2017, picked up on some key points from NFER’s submission to the Committee’s inquiry in April 2016.

Carole Willis, Chief Executive of NFER, commented: “The Committee's final report includes a number of references to the written evidence the Foundation submitted in April of last year and also to the oral evidence we gave last September. In particular, we are pleased they have recognised that further research needs to be conducted into the characteristics, structures and behaviours of MATs and that proposals for the further expansion of MATs should be supported by evidence.”

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