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Lucy Powell calls for greater accountability of academy chains. More red tape or….?

By Blog Editor, IOE Digital, on 2 October 2015

Melanie Ehren.
During her first speech in post, Lucy Powell told her party’s conference in Brighton that academy chains would be made accountable. In her speech she doesn’t say what this accountability would look like, but obvious proposals would include inspections of the trusts in charge of academy chains and a greater monitoring role for the Regional Schools Commissioners. (more…)