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The ‘academy revolution’ is ousting governors. We need to hold these schools accountable

Allen, Andy (2017) The ‘academy revolution’ is ousting governors. We need to hold these schools accountable. Democratic Audit UK (26 Jan 2017). Blog.

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As more and more schools are removed from local authority control and become academies, the role of governors has diminished – and with it a school’s accountability to local people, argues Andy Allen. Contrary to the aim of the ‘school revolution’, multi-academy trusts are not autonomous at all, but answerable to a few unelected trustees. He calls for a new model in which local membership groups would elect forums to advise governing boards.

Item Type: Website (Blog)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s)
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2017 08:31
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2017 09:00
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80483

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