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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.


Wednesday 30 November 2016, Grimond Room, Portcullis House

Multi-academy trusts

From 9.45am

  • 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

From 10.45am

  • 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.

Further information

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