To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make it her policy to publish (a) past and future minutes of meetings of headteacher boards and (b) a register of interests of regional schools commissioners; and for what reasons this information has not been published to date.
10 December 2014
As the new Regional Schools Commissioners’ roles are becoming established we are reviewing our approach to ensure that processes are sufficiently transparent.
The Department for Education intends to publish a record of future headteacher board meetings and a register of interests of Regional Schools Commissioners in the new year. We are considering the most appropriate way to do this without compromising the boards’ ability to provide free and frank challenge, as well as personal and commercially sensitive information. We do not intend to retrospectively revise and publish a note of past headteacher board meetings.