20th January

The Education Committee published a detailed report on role of Regional Schools Commissioners (RSCs), which found that while they are doing a “necessary job”, but “the oversight system is now confused, fragmented, and lacking in transparency”. The main overall recommendation of the Committee was for the role of RSCs to be clarified within, and aligned with, the greater school oversight system. The Sutton Trust’s Chain Effects was mentioned in the report to highlight the gulf between the best and worst academy schools.