MATs and Financial Stability: The Challenging Journey Towards Sustainable Growth

Paolo Gattavari Governance

MATs and Financial Stability: The Challenging Journey Towards Sustainable Growth As the report Sustainable Growth in Multi Academy Trusts, published by Primary Site in summer 2020, has shown, in 2019 and early 2020 trusts’ growth has slowed, despite the Government’s encouragement to MATs leaders to take on new schools. The bulk of the research was undertaken between October 2019 and …

Education, Housing and Employment: Three Key Factors for Reducing Reoffending

Paolo Gattavari Fund, Prison

Education, Housing and Employment: Three Key Factors for Reducing Reoffending The Government recently announced that £70 million will be invested in accommodation and wider support for prison-leavers. Over £20 million will be allocated to provide newly released offenders with temporary accommodation for a period of up to 12 weeks. The Ministry of Justice recently opened applications for the Local Leadership …

Virtual Schools and the Challenges of post-COVID-19 Education

Paolo Gattavari COVID-19, online resources

Virtual Schools and the Challenges of Post-COVID-19 Education Perhaps unsurprisingly, the COVID-19 outbreak has boosted the growth of the EdTech market. The education intelligence consultancy Holon IQ has disclosed that venture capital investors worldwide have been fully exploiting the possibilities offered by the current situation. Investment in EdTech has more than doubled over the last two years, from $7 billion …

COVID-19 and the Rise of Online Learning: Does Technology Ensure High-Quality Education?

Paolo Gattavari COVID-19, online resources

COVID-19 and the Rise of Online Learning: Does Technology Ensure High-Quality Education? One of the main consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak for education has been the rise of online learning. The relevance of this phenomenon, which was already emerging in the pre-COVID-19 times, has considerably increased in the wake of the lockdowns that the UK Government has been enforcing in …