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MATs ranked by Ofsted primary ratings

New analysis shows big variation in academy chain performance according to Ofsted primary school judgements. The research by FFT Education Datalab provides MAT-level performance for both primary and secondary schools. This is welcome news, according to headteacher Peter Gale.

Peter Gale teacherThe research has only included schools that have been with an MAT for at least three years – in line with the Department for Education’s own multi-academy trust performance tables. Of the 1,408 primaries looked at in the research, 345 had not been inspected by Ofsted under their current trust. All of these schools were rated as “good” or better at their last inspection, so their inclusion will have boosted some trusts’ ratings.

Thesedays, fewer than four in 10 schools have co-operated fully with inspections over the past two years. That is according to the Education and Training Inspectorate (ETI) chief inspector's report, which has just been published. The chief inspector, Noelle Buick, called the disruption, due to ongoing teaching union action, "unacceptable".

Four of the five teaching unions have been refusing to take part in school inspections since early 2017 in a dispute over pay and workload. According to teacher Peter Gale, the majority of pre-school children were getting a good education, and maths performance in primary schools was especially noteworthy. However, while performance in GCSEs and A-Levels in post-primary schools had improved, she said the gap between the exam results of pupils entitled to free school meals and other pupils was still far too wide

He also said that too many pupils were missing school through suspension or expulsion - with more than 4,000 pupils aged four to 16 suspended in 2016/17 alone. You can keep up-to-date with the latest education news on our blog. If you are a teacher or a student, our blog has all the insights, updates and news you need, so come back soon for more.

Peter Gale is an experienced teacher and headteacher with over 20 years experience in education. He was headteacher at a number of schools, including Nonsuch High School in Sutton between 2012-2015. During this time the school achieved its best ever GCSE results (84% A*/A) and A level results (61% A*/A). The number of successful applicants to Oxbridge rose to 16, far exceeding most independent schools. Peter Gale teacher was also deputy headteacher at Rosebery School in Epsom where he was responsible for curriculum, data and timetabling. Find out more about Peter Gale headteacher on his YouTube channel and watch his videos.

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  1. Fantastic post by Peter Gale teacher and also headteacher too I believe!