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New Schools Network

Education written question – answered on 12th December 2011.

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Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what agreement the New Schools Network concluded with the Appointments Commission to enable it to recruit for staff to launch free schools.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

Consistent with similar grant agreements, the Department for Education did not require New Schools Network (NSN) to agree staff appointments with the Appointments Commission. NSN's staff do not launch free schools; they advise and support groups who are seeking to establish free schools.

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