Commissioner to monitor academies

First published in News

THE man who will take responsibility for the county’s academies has said he will “stand up” up for schools.

Martin Post will take up the role of Regional Schools Commissioner – a new position set up by the Department for Education for each different region in the country – from September.

He will be responsible for Oxfordshire as well as north west London and the south central region.

Mr Post will monitor academy school performance and will be able to step in when there are problems, and will approve new academies in the county.

Government documents say he will also be able to approve Government intervention plans in underperforming academies, recruit academy sponsors and “pause” the expansion of struggling academies.

He said: “So what difference will parents and pupils notice once I take up my post in September?

“First, you will have a local person speaking up for academies in your area.

Secondly, I will take swift action when your school is not performing and I will be fighting their corner when they need support. Finally, I will be able to take local concerns and raise them at a national level.”

• Our top stories:

UPDATE: Car fire and oil spillage closes A40 near Ducklington and A34 car fire cause delays

Oxford Mail: A40 alert

4:03pm Friday 19th December 2014

A CAR fire and oil spillage closed the A40 westbound causing severe delays.

Motorcyclist 'punches pensioner and hits his car windscreen with helmet' after Cutteslowe crash

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

12:00pm Friday 19th December 2014

A PENSIONER was “severely” injured when he was attacked in his car by a motorcyclist in Cutteslowe, police said.

UPDATE: Body found after motorhome fire at caravan site near Chipping Norton

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

11:30am Friday 19th December 2014

A BODY was found after a fire at a caravan site motorhome.

What brilliant picture is in our Oxford Mail Advent Calendar today?

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Tuesday 9th December 2014

December is Advent Calendar time and we have a special new interactive graphic for you each and every day until Christmas Eve. I've chosen the best 24 pictures of 2014 and I'll be unveiling one a day - so what is behind's today's door?

Oxford United striker John Campbell is keen to make his mark at Hartlepool

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Friday 19th December 2014

John Campbell admits it would be difficult to keep his kit on if he was able to make an impact on debut for Oxford United tomorrow.

‘New £9.2m Leys pool’s too small for contests’

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Friday 19th December 2014

SWIMMING competitions planned for the new £9.2m pool in Blackbird Leys could be at risk due to lack of space, it has been warned.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree