Daniel Muijs and Karl Sampson’s blog was published by Ofsted 24th January 2021 entitled, The trust in testing times: the role of multi-academy trusts during the pandemic.
They conclude: “One of the aims of bringing schools together in trusts is to provide them with levels of support and collective learning that would not be achievable for any school on its own. These findings show how important this can be to schools’ resilience in the most challenging of circumstances, and how being part of a greater whole builds that resilience. Trusts have supported the work of school leaders throughout the pandemic and seem to have done so quite successfully.”
This is a significant piece of evidence which supports CST’s position that all schools should be in a strong and sustainable trust.