News

Former RSC Rebecca Boomer-Clark is new Academies Enterprise Trust CEO

Former regional schools commissioner Rebecca Boomer-Clark has been appointed to lead the Academies Enterprise Trust, one of England’s largest...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Regional schools commissioners: 6 key findings from the education select committee

MPs quizzed regional schools commissioners this morning on their roles and support to schools during the coronavirus pandemic. National...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
News

RSC league tables 2019: How are the nation’s commissioners performing?

Dominic Herrington has once again been crowned as the best-performing regional schools commissioner, according to Schools Week’s annual league...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
News

National schools commissioner Sir David Carter to step down

The national schools commissioner will retire from the civil service at the end of this academic year, he has...

Pippa Allen-Kinross
Pippa Allen-Kinross
News

The slow speed of emergency academisation

Not a single failing school became an academy less than nine months after an inspection in at least 26...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

Headteacher boards swerve post-16 and SEND despite DfE promises

The headteacher boards have been ignoring post-16 and SEND experts in their decisions on academisation – even though the...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

Who topped the annual Regional Schools Commissioner League Tables?

The government has released the latest data showing the performance of the regional school commissioners in their second year...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
Opinion

Schools commissioners or local authorities – which is the real ‘middle tier’?

The schools commissioners have morphed into a privileged, parallel middle tier with no discussion on role or accountability, argues...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
News

Cost of regional schools commissioners soars to £26 million

The cost of the national and regional schools commissioners has sky-rocketed, from just £4 million when the roles were...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson