27 Oct 2015

The Education and Adoption Bill 2015-16 will enable the secretary of state to, through her regional schools commissioners, to require ‘coasting’ schools to convert to become sponsored academies. Governors who oppose these measures will be removed. In practice, before the passage of this bill, a number of schools, academy trusts and DfE academy ‘brokers’ may have ignored the provisions of the 2010 Academies Act, which required all schools proposing to convert, forced or not, to consult parents.