Welcome to the newly launched Academies Commission – set up by the RSA and the Pearson Think Tank to examine the implications of the ‘mass academisation’ of state schools and the impact this might have on educational outcomes.
Sponsored by the Cooperative and CfBT Education Trust, the Academies Commission follows a rapid increase in the number of schools converting to academy status with numbers swelling from 200 to 2,619 since the coalition government came to power.
The commission is chaired by former Chief-Inspector of Schools Christine Gilbert who is joined by two other commissioners – Brett Wigdortz (CEO of Teach First) and Professor Chris Husbands (Director of the Institute of Education).
The Academies Commission will shortly announce its formal remit, and engage with a wide range of stakeholders to develop a practical but compelling vision for the future of UK academisation. In the meantime – please do get in touch and keep an eye out for future events and publications.
If you missed the live streaming of our report launch event at the RSA, you can now watch the edited highlights or listen to the full recording (including audience Q&A) from the RSA Events page. The electronic copy of our report and press coverage could be found on our Publications and Press page.
Watch or listen our report launch event tonight at the RSA live at 6pm. You can also participate via Twitter while listening or watching, using the hashtag: #acadcomm For more details about the event, please visit the RSA Events page.
The Academies Commission Report, ‘Unleashing Greatness: Getting the best from an academised system‘, is now available. The Report’s launch is marked by a keynote event at the RSA, with a speech from Commission Chair Christine Gilbert, and responses from the OECD’s Andreas Schleicher and headteachers Dr Vanessa Ogden and David Carter. Download the [...]