Tag: RSCs

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A schools commissioner offered a troubled academy trust a “sweetheart deal” to quietly shift its schools to avoid information about its failings being made public. Jennifer Bexon-Smith (pictured),...
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An academy permitted by its regional schools commissioner to change the year groups it admits has cancelled the plan for September after just nine pupils applied for places....
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The fourth resignation of a regional schools commissioner in the past 19 months illustrates how the government is doing little more than using “sticking plasters” to deal with...
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Vicky Beer, regional schools commissioner for Lancashire and West Yorkshire, is stepping down after less than a year and a half in post to head up a new...
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After a six-month battle with the government, Schools Week has obtained the data used by ministers to assess the performance of the eight regional schools commissioners. The figures,...
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The government stopped judging regional commissioners on how many schools in their regions were in need of an academy trust after figures revealed far more sponsors were needed...
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The government has issued its firmest statement yet that trusts should avoid running geographically isolated schools, raising serious questions over who will operate the far-flung academies that nobody...
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When Janet Renou gave her first interview to Schools Week in 2014, just 13 per cent of schools in her region were academies, well below the national figure...
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Christine Quinn is the newest regional schools commissioner, filling the shoes of Pank Patel who presided over significant growth in the number of academies in the region. Quinn,...
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Schools commissioners will not create additional spaces on their advisory boards for members from post-16 or special needs settings, but will be expected to consult experts when making...
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The government continued judging regional schools commissioners (RSCs) on how many schools they converted into academies last year despite fears about a conflict of interest, a key report has...