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Might Labour hand RSCs’ powers to councils?

It wouldn’t be the reversal of academisation but it could make some sense of a confused schools system, says Ed Dorrell https://www.tes.com/news/might-labour-hand-rscs-powers-councils    

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66 academies approved by Regional Schools Commissioners to transfer to another trust.

Angela Rayner Shadow Secretary of State for Education To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many academy schools were waiting to be re-brokered at 1 September 2018. Nadhim Zahawi The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education As at … Continue reading

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May defends Tory record on schools

Theresa May has defended the Conservative’s record of “keeping standards high” in schools in her speech to her party’s conference. Speaking in Birmingham today, the prime minister used her address to attack the policy Labour announced last week of blocking … Continue reading

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Tories disagree over restoring failing academies to councils

Regional schools commissioners should be allowed to rebroker academies back to councils if they can’t find another trust to sponsor them, according to the man in charge of education at Damian Hinds’s local council. Stephen Reid, a Conservative councillor who … Continue reading

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Local governing bodies in academies shouldn’t hold trustees to account, says sector expert

The role of local governing bodies in schools is not to hold trustees to account as they exist to execute the board’s overall vision, an academies expert has claimed. Leora Cruddas (pictured), chief executive of pro-academy group Freedom and Autonomy … Continue reading

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