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Intervening in failing, underperforming and coasting schools - a government consultation (This does not apply to academies)

Intervening in failing, underperforming and coasting schools - a government consultation

Author: Ruth MurtonDate posted: November 2015

Intervening in failing, underperforming and coasting schools’ is a Department for Education (DfE) consultation which was launched on 21st October 2015. The consultation seeks views on proposals for tackling maintained schools that are causing concern, including how to define maintained schools which are eligible for intervention and how the powers of intervention available to the Regional Schools Commissioners (RSCs) and local authorities should be used.  It is asking for responses from local authorities, school leaders, including governors, parents, young people and teachers.

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