Ofsted releases updated guidance for summary evaluations of multi academy trusts

Updated guidance published by Ofsted recently explains how summary evaluations of multi academy trusts will be conducted.

The summary evaluation of a trust will look at the quality of education and improving pupil’s outcomes. The updates to the guidance ensure that the summary evaluations will mirror the education inspection framework, enabling a greater breadth of MATs inspected.

The four new sections to the guidance outline what inspectors may consider such as delegation, governance structures, curriculum and quality of education, leadership and management across the MAT and pupil behaviour and attitudes. The guidance will also outline the considerations that inspectors will make in relation to COVID-19.