Multi-academy trusts 'health checks' and post-16 area reviews scope examined
30 November 2016
The Education Committee holds two evidence sessions as part of its inquiries into multi-academy trusts and area reviews of post-16 education.
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- Inquiry: Multi-academy trusts
- Inquiry: Post-16 education area reviews
- Education Committee
Wednesday 30 November 2016, Grimond Room, Portcullis House
- Lord Nash, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the School System, Department for Education
- Peter Lauener, Chief Executive, Education Funding Agency
Area reviews of post-16 education
- David Hughes, Chief Executive, Association of Colleges
- James Kewin, Deputy Chief Executive, Sixth Form Colleges' Association
- Shakira Martin, Vice-President Further Education, National Union of Students
Focus of the session
The Committee firstly hears from Lord Nash, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the School System at the Department for Education, and Peter Lauener, Chief Executive of the Education Funding Agency, on multi-academy trusts. Members intend to use the final session of the inquiry to discuss key areas including MAT 'health checks', the characteristics of high-performing trusts and the EFA's oversight of MAT finances.
At 10.45am the Committee takes evidence from representatives of college and student organisations on area reviews of post-16 education. The panel discusses the scope of area reviews, learner involvement in them and next steps for the sector.