“The Government does not collect adequate information about the quality of MATs as it does not allow Ofsted to inspect them. Nor does the Government have the necessary information about how MATs are spending tax payers’ money.
“The current situation is untenable. The Government needs to exercise proper control of MATs and the Select Committees recommendation that high-performing local authorities should be able to set up MATs is entirely sensible, necessary and welcome.
“Ministers say that MATs are an ‘evolving system’. But that is no solution for the pupils whose education is being harmed by inadequate MATs.”