Don’t force schools into big academy chains

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An NGA spokesperson said: “Over half of pupils are now educated in MATs and the communities served vary significantly from MAT to MAT, and sometimes from school to school within a trust, especially larger and more dispersed trusts.

“There remains a concern in some communities that large MATs headquartered elsewhere can seem very distant with little or no local input into decision making.

“As a MAT grows, the distance between the board of trustees who make decisions about the schools and those most affected by the decisions widens.

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