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EDM (Early Day Motion) 158: tabled on 18 June 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 24 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House condemns the Inspiration Trust's attempt to take control of the Hewett local authority school and gain ownership of its £60 million site, land that should remain a public asset; believes that the Inspiration Trust's family of schools is run by a small group of trustees, lacking transparency and accountability to the communities they serve; notes with disapproval the lack of democratic structures allowing for meaningful parental and community engagement in their children's schools, as well as Government policy exempting the Trust, along with other academy chains and their leadership teams, from Ofsted inspections; further notes the highly unsatisfactory investigation into the allegation that Dame Rachel de Souza received early warning of Ofsted inspections at Inspiration Trust schools and the suspicious disappearance of emails critical to the investigation from an Inspiration Trust school computer system; requests the Department for Education re-opens the investigation; calls on the Secretary of State for Education to ensure that the Hewett School site remains in the hands of a trust democratically appointed by Norfolk County Council; demands that the Department ensures this consultation takes place and publishes in full the results of the Hewett consultation and its reasons for rejecting Norfolk County Council's Village Learning proposal; and applauds the spirited defiance and campaign against the forced academisation of the Hewett School by pupils, parents and the local community.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.