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Oral evidence sessions were held on 15 June and 6 July 2016. Further evidence sessions will be held later in the year.
The Education Committee invites written submissions addressing the following points:
Evidence given by Jennifer Bexon-Smith, Regional Schools Commissioner, East Midlands and the Humber, Rebecca Clark, Regional Schools Commissioner, South West England, and Janet Renou, Regional Schools Commissioner, North of England.
Evidence given by Dr Melanie Ehren, Reader in Educational Accountability and Improvement, UCL Institute of Education, Professor Merryn Hutchings, Emeritus Professor, Institute for Policy Studies in Education, London Metropolitan University, Natalie Perera, Executive Director, and Karen Wespieser, Senior Research Manager, National Foundation for Educational Research; Paul Barber, Director, Catholic Education Service, Reverend Steve Chalke, Founder, Oasis Community Learning, Andrew Copson, Chief Executive, British Humanist Association, Reverend Nigel Genders, Chief Education Officer, Church of England Education Office, and David Wilson, Director, Freedom and Autonomy for Schools, National Association.
Evidence given by Sir Steve Lancashire, Chief Executive, REAch2 Academy Trust, David Moran, Chief Executive, E-ACT, Lucy Heller, Chief Executive, Ark, and Barbara Daykin, Executive Head Teacher, Little Mead Academy Trust; Councillor Richard Watts, Vice-Chair of the Children and Young People Board, Local Government Association, Emma Knights, Chief Executive, National Governors' Association, Chris Keates, General Secretary, NASUWT, and Russell Hobby, General Secretary, National Association of Head Teachers
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Education Committee hears on MAT expansion, responsibilities and performance assessment