WHAT SCHOOLS WILL REGIONAL SCHOOLS COMMISSIONERS FOCUS ON FIRST?
According to the Schools Commissioner, Frank Green (evidence to the Select Committee -13 May) the regional Schools Commissioners are going to take most note of those schools or academies that require improvement or are in special measures. That is about 10% of the number of academies. There are currently 4,095 academies across eight regions, with roughly equal numbers in each region. Green said “If you take that as 500 academies per region at the present time, of which 10% are in difficulties, that is 50 schools. The regional‑schools‑commissioner role is going to be focused on those 50 schools in terms of improvement in the first instance”