Academies Programme (2)

MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How will you address the democratic deficit created by handing control of local schools to private sponsors, away from local authorities, parents, teachers and students, and ensure that local people have their say? Will you take any steps in addition to the extant processes coordinated by the DCSF?


Answer for Academies Programme (2)

Answer for Academies Programme (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Academies programme is based on working in partnership with local people not taking control away from them.

Prior to opening, we will consult young people, parents and the local community on a range of issues relating to how the Academy will operate.

The local authority, parents, teachers and support staff will be represented on the governing body of each Academy. This will be supported by a Student Council and a Parent Council, both of which will have a real say in how the Academy develops.