Whose school is it anyway? A roundtable on school accountability
In March 2016, CfGS held a roundtable on school accountability, inviting senior academics, journalists and school leaders to debate key questions on the changes to education policy that have taken place over the past decade. Who maintains oversight over education standards in a local area? Is academisation making accountability stronger, or more remote? What role should councillors play in education oversight, if any?
Click on the image below to read a summary of the debate.
With thanks to our participants:
- Lord Bob Kerslake – Chair, CfGS (chairing)
- Dr Mary Bousted – General Secretary, ATL
- Prof Chris James – Professor of Educational Leadership, Bath University
- Mr Mark Blois – Head of Education, Browne Jacobson
- Prof Ron Glatter – President, BELMAS
- Mr Jim Clifford – Partner and Director, BWB Advisory
- Mr Conor Ryan – Director of Research and Communications, Sutton Trust
- Dr Andy Fisher – Audit and Development Manager (National Audit Office)
- Mr Ian Hickman – Chief Operating Officer, Northern Education Trust
- Ms Emma Knights – Chief Executive, National Governor’s Association
- Cllr David Simmonds (Con) – Deputy Chairman, Local Government Association and Deputy Leader of the London Borough of Hillingdon
- Cllr Richard Watts (Lab) – Leader, London Borough of Islington