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Academies: Accountability

Question for Department for Education

UIN 111272, tabled on 3 November 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what arrangements she has put in place to ensure local democratic accountability of multi-academy trusts.

Answered on

13 November 2017

Academy trusts are accountable to my Rt Hon. Friend the Secretary of State through her network of Regional Schools Commissioners (RSCs). RSCs work closely with local councils in driving forward school improvement in their areas

In addition, all academy trusts are required to include two parent governors on their trust board or on each of the local governing bodies in their trusts.