The legislation that will see more schools converting to academies was approved Parliament on 23 February 2016. The Education and Adoption Bill will now proceed to Her Majesty the Queen for royal assent.
The Bill contains new measures to allow swifter intervention where a school is considered to be coasting or judged to be failing by Ofsted. The Bill will also enable the Secretary of State to intervene in coasting or failing academies, as well as maintained schools.
Parliament rejected the opposition’s amendments to require parental consultation when a school is converting to an academy and to remove the right of academy chains to make representations to the government over termination notices.
Once the Bill receives royal assent, it is likely that the measures contained in the Bill will come into force as soon as possible.
For further information speak to Andrew Hurst on 01274 306 000.