Expanding role and remit of schools commissioners examined

05 December 2017

The Education Committee hears from Lord Agnew, Minister for the School System, Sir David Carter, the National Schools Commissioner, and other schools commissioners in the latest of its accountability hearings.


Tuesday 5 December 2017, Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster

At 10am

  • Lord Agnew, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the School System
  • Sir David Carter, National Schools Commissioner
  • Vicky Beer, Regional Schools Commissioner for Lancashire and West Yorkshire
  • John Edwards, Regional Schools Commissioner for East Midlands and the Humber

Purpose of the session

The Committee uses the session to examine the expanding role and remit of schools commissioners and their relationship with Ofsted as well as follow up on the Government’s response to the previous Committee’s report on multi-academy trusts.

Members are also expected to ask about the role of the Department and the Education and Skills Funding Agency in financial oversight of trusts.

Questions could also be raised about the salaries of academy trust chief executives, the process of rebrokering schools from trusts and the role of local authorities in the academy system.

The session is the latest in the Committee’s series of accountability hearings, which has previously featured the Children’s Commissioner for England and the Chief Inspector of Schools.

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