Academies Programme (5)

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


Has, or will, the Mayor conduct an Equalities Impact Survey for the Academies Programme, taking into account OECD research which concludes that 'the greater the diversity of an education system, the greater the social segregation'?


Answer for Academies Programme (5)

Answer for Academies Programme (5)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Equalities implications have been considered as part of the LDA's investment appraisal for the overall Academies programme. Specific Equalities Impact Assessments will be considered on the arrangements for each academy. Ensuring that London's young people, regardless of background and ability, have access to quality education which improves their future prospects is key and this is what we aim to see reflected through our involvement in academies.