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Opportunity for all, Education White Paper and development of local authority led trust

Meeting: 11/07/2022 - Children and Families Committee (Item 23)

23 'Opportunity for All: Strong schools with great teachers for your child' The Education White Paper and Development of Local Authority-initiated Trusts pdf icon PDF 456 KB

To consider if Cheshire East want to create local authority multi-academy trusts in response to the White Paper ‘Opportunity for all: strong schools with great teachers for your child’

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The committee received the report which set out the key aspects of the recent White Paper ‘Opportunity for All: Strong schools with great teachers for your child’.


RESOLVED (by majority):


That the Children and Families Committee:


1.    Notes the new policies in the white paper and in particular the implications for councils.

2.    Provides support to explore the option of local authority-initiated trusts as outlined in the white paper through discussions with the Regional Schools Commissioner and our maintained schools to shape the possible delivery model.

3.    Agrees to submitting a ‘Registration of Interest’ to establish a new trust(s) which needs to be submitted by 31 July 2022. Proposals  developed on the delivery model of local authority-initiated trusts will be brought back to a future committee for approval.