‘I might as well be a robot’
With the rise of multi-academy trusts, some teachers are now finding that they no longer have control over what they teach. It is not uncommon for MATs to prescribe a single curriculum across their schools – and even to provide scripted lessons. Some teachers fear that their professional judgement is being undermined, while others argue that getting everyone on the same page raises standards through collaboration. John Roberts asks: are MATs taking too much power away from their teachers?