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EMT Dec 06 Sir Bruce Liddington Presentation

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									Office of the Schools
   Commissioner

 Sir Bruce Liddington
   Schools Commissioner
 Schools Commissioner Objectives

• Promoting Choice & Diversity
• Championing Fair Access & Parental
  Choice
• Supporting Local Authorities in their new
  Commissioning Role
• Promoting Trust partnerships
• Developing Academy proposals
 Schools Commissioner Objectives

• Promoting Choice & Diversity
• Championing Fair Access & Parental
  Choice
• Supporting Local Authorities in their new
  Commissioning Role
• Promoting Trust partnerships
• Developing Academy proposals
 Choice and Diversity

     “Local authorities will work with the
     newly-created Schools Commissioner to
    ensure more choice, greater diversity….”
                (p.12, Schools White Paper)




• A diverse range of good school places
  tailored to the needs of every child
How will we achieve this?

• Support and challenge Local Authorities in
  writing their BSF Strategy for Change.
• Support Local Authorities in finding solutions for
  their schools causing concern.
• Encourage new providers, particularly in new
  school competitions.
• Promote the Academies & Trusts Programmes
 Schools Commissioner Objectives
• Promoting Choice & Diversity
• Championing Fair Access & Parental
  Choice
• Supporting Local Authorities in their new
  Commissioning Role
• Promoting Trust partnerships
• Developing Academy proposals
Fair Access and Parental Choice
“…Schools Commissioner to ensure….better access
   for disadvantaged groups to good schools in
                  every area.”
         (p.12, 2.23, Higher Standards, better schools for all)




 • No child will be denied access to a good
   school place
How will we achieve this?
• Developing admissions systems that
  promote fair access.

• Transport plans

• Greater parental understanding and
  involvement - Choice Advisers.

• Monitor parental satisfaction
 Schools Commissioner Objectives
• Promoting Choice & Diversity
• Championing Fair Access & Parental
  Choice
• Supporting Local Authorities in their new
  Commissioning Role
• Promoting Trust partnerships
• Developing Academy proposals
Local Authority Commissioning Role
The Schools Commissioner will also support and
    secure the significant changes in the way
  local authorities commission schools for their
     communities. (2.21, Higher Standards, better schools for all)


 • Local Authorities strategically
   commissioning school places from a
   diverse range of providers
How will we achieve this?

• Spread existing best practice

• Pathfinder of 10 Local Authorities

• Working with Directors of Children &
  Learning and National Strategies to support
  and challenge Local Authorities in this role.
 Schools Commissioner Objectives
• Promoting Choice & Diversity
• Championing Fair Access & Parental
  Choice
• Supporting Local Authorities in their new
  Commissioning Role
• Promoting Trust partnerships
• Developing Academy proposals
Spectrum of Diversity
Spectrum of Diversity
Trust Schools
“ The Schools Commissioner will link Local
           Authorities to Trusts”
           (2.23, Higher Standards, better schools for all)


What is a Trust school?
• Maintained Foundation School supported by a
  charitable Trust.
• School governors decide whether to apply for
  Trust status.
• Building on the successes of VA schools,
  Academies and Foundation schools.
Trust Schools
Different Trust Models

• Primary, Secondary plus Special

  –   One School with a Trust
  –   One poorly performing school with a Trust
  –   A number of local Schools with a Trust
  –   A number of National Schools with a Trust


• Trust can appoint the majority or minority of the
  school governors.
Trust Schools
 • 28 Pathfinders, involving 47 schools
• Promoting Diversity
  – An external partner bringing experience, energy and
    expertise from other schools and professions.
  – A range of partners and Trust models.

• Striving for Excellence
  – Create supportive long term relationships between
    schools and external partners.
  – Ultimate aim of raising standards.
 Schools Commissioner Objectives
• Promoting Choice & Diversity
• Championing Fair Access & Parental
  Choice
• Supporting Local Authorities in their new
  Commissioning Role
• Promoting Trust partnerships
• Developing Academy proposals
    Academies
    46 Open Academies Open in 2006

•   All ability schools
•   Broad and balanced curriculum
•   Diverse range of sponsors
•   Funded in line with local schools
•   Popular with parents
•   Incorporated within the LA’s BSF
    programme
 Academies
  Target: 200 Academy projects by 2010

• Promoting Diversity
   – Unique schools tailored to the needs of their communities
   – Innovative curriculum and specialism
   – An external sponsor giving the school a unique ethos and drive

• Striving for Excellence
   – In 2006, GCSE improvement at four times the national average
   – Positive independent evaluations from PwC.
 Schools Commissioner Objectives
• Promoting Choice & Diversity
• Championing Fair Access & Parental
  Choice
• Supporting Local Authorities in their new
  Commissioning Role
• Promoting Trust partnerships
• Developing Academy proposals

								
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