U-Turn on forced academisation?

U-Turn on forced academisation? - What you need to know

Consultant: Steve BarkerDate posted: May 2016

The Department for Education (DfE) announced on 6th May that it will not pursue plans, announced in the White Paper, Educational Excellence Everywhere, to compel all schools to become academies.


This article explores the detail in the statement and its implications for maintained schools and academies in England.

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This Better Governor webinar, is an opportunity for all those involved in governance, in maintained schools and academies to reflect on the effectiveness of strategic planning in their school or trust. The Governance Competency Framework sets a clear expectation that Governing/Trust Board's focus on a strategic remit: effective strategic planning is implicit in this. Join us to explore the topic and engage in discussion on what effective practice looks like in 2019. This webinar will be facilitated by our governance experts Steve Barker and Linda Waghorn and will be a mix of input from them together with opinion polls and the opportunity to ask your own questions.