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:

City council tenants less than happy, says new survey

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Monday 26th January 2015

CITY council tenants’ satisfaction with their homes has plummeted over the past year.

One lane of London Road closed after manhole collapses

Oxford Mail: london rd alert

1:59pm Monday 26th January 2015

ONE lane of the London Road, Headington, has been closed after a manhole collapsed.

Relief for owners as missing cat is found 200 miles away from home

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Monday 26th January 2015

AN INTREPID missing cat has been found in Bicester, 200 miles from its home.

New Leys leisure complex proves to be a big hit

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Monday 26th January 2015

MORE than 12,000 people turned out for the official opening of the £9m Leys Pools and Leisure Centre at the weekend when fees were waived.

Universal free meals set to cost Oxfordshire schools £450,000

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Monday 26th January 2015

SCHOOLS in Oxfordshire are set to lose out on nearly £450,000 in extra funding.

New units aim to take strain off struggling A&E workers

Oxford Mail: The John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

6:30am Monday 26th January 2015

MORE hospital assessment units look set to be set up to take pressure off struggling A&E departments.

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