[General ED issues / gossip] Re: Petition re Dulwich Hospital site
The purpose of the Harris Federation consultation is to satisfy the National Schools Commissioner, Mr Frank Green and the Regional Commissioner for this area, Mr Dominic Herrington that their proposed primary school for East Dulwich/ Nunhead will successfully meet any local demand for primary school places. It must also show that it has the support of parents, the wider community and relevant stakeholders. This must be done prior to the signing off any funding agreement. Please engage with the Harris Federation during their consultation period and ensure that you also copy in the office of the Regional Schools Commissioner for South East England and South London. Also your local MP, prospective parliamentary candidates and your local cllrs.
Details for the Regional Schools Commissioner
Regional Schools Commissioner
South East England and South London
Department for Education
20 Great Smith Street,
0370 000 2288
Email for his regional office.
From DfE Website:
Regional schools commissioners (RSCs) are responsible for making important decisions about the academies and free schools in their area on behalf of the Secretary of State for Education.
Their main responsibilities are to:
monitor the performance of the academies in their area
take action when an academy is underperforming
decide on the creation of new academies
make recommendations to ministers about free school applications
encourage organisations to become academy sponsors
approve changes to open academies, including:
changes to age ranges
mergers between academies
changes to multi-academy trust arrangements
RSCs get support from headteacher boards (HTBs). HTBs are made up of experienced academy headteachers who advise and challenge RSCs.