Tag: Chris Waterman

The recent history of accountability in the English state school system has been one of struggle over meaning and participation

The recent history of accountability in the English state school system has been one of struggle over meaning and participation

Recent years have seen significant changes in the realm of school accountability. Responding to earlier debate on Democratic Audit, Andrew Wilkins discusses the profound ideological struggles at the heart of reforms. The┬áprofessionalization of school governance that comes with greater autonomy present a challenge to traditional forms of accountability and may affect engagement with important local […]

The recent history of school governance has been one of an accelerating decline in democratic accountability

The recent history of school governance has been one of an accelerating decline in democratic accountability

Free schools and academy schools have been flagship education policies for the Coalition since it came to power in 2010. But while the government claims that these schools are more responsive to local needs, Chris Waterman argues that they have no accountability to local authorities or indeed, to the local communities whose children they educate. […]