Petition Allow schools that have become academies to return to Local Authority governance

Once a school has become an academy, should the academy trust struggle or fail, the only current option is for the school to be handed to another academy trust.

Parents, teachers & the local community have no say.

There is no local democratic oversight or scrutiny.

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The office of the Regional School’s Commissioner (RSC) is powerful but unelected and unaccountable to local communities.

It is undemocratic that the RSC can influence or instruct a change of academy sponsor without parents, teachers & the local community having any say.

We call on the Secretary of State for Education & UK government to change policy so that academy schools can return to Local Authority governance where parents, teachers and the local community support that course of action.

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