Multi-Academy Trusts 'will be the new product innovators'

Multi-Academy Trusts 'will be the new product innovators'

Publishers should seek to partner with top-performing multi-academy trusts (MATs) on new product development or risk being bypassed, the Publishers Association's education conference heard on Friday (25th November).

Andrew Thraves, trustee of academy network the Academies Enterprise Trust, told the conference that the multi-academy trusts were "under incredible pressure to deliver changes", with higher spending on books and e-learning resources "not on the agenda".

"The entrepreneurial MATs will make money, including from home-produced learning materials, which can be commercialised by se...

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