Thursday, April 28, 2016

Fwd: MPs to question Rt. Hon Nicky Morgan MP on the Government's Education proposals including academies


Dear Evangelos Himonides,

You recently signed the petition "Scrap plans to force state schools to become academies.":

You may be interested to know that on Wednesday 27 April at 2.30pm, the House of Commons Education Committee will question Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP, Secretary of State for Education, on the policies announced in the Department for Education's White Paper: Educational Excellence Everywhere. This includes Government plans for all schools to become academies.
Talking about the session, the Chair of the Education Committee, Neil Carmichael MP, said "As a Committee, we are determined to take a close eye to the Government's latest proposals for education policies and this session provides an early opportunity for us to press the Secretary of State on her plans for all schools become academies by 2022. We will also want to pick up on a number of other significant challenges to the success of our education system today, including issues relating to teacher supply, school leadership, and school funding."
You can watch the session on live and on demand afterwards on Parliament TV:

You can find out more about the session on the Education Committee's website:
The Education Committee is a cross-party committee of MPs responsible for scrutinising the policy, administration and expenditure of the Government Department for Education. You can find out more about the role of the Committee on its website:

You can follow the Education Committee on Twitter: @CommonsEd
You can watch a short video about how Select Committees work here:
You can find out more about how to get involved with the work of Select Committees here:

The Petitions team
UK Government and Parliament