Department for Education written question – answered at on 11 December 2017.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Conservative, Witham

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, under what circumstances can the (a) board and (b) executive officers of a multi-academy trust alter a decision made by the head teacher of an academy sponsored by that multi-academy trust.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill Minister of State (Education)

A multi-academy trust board of trustees is accountable for all decisions taken in the trust. It may delegate operational matters to executive leaders and governance functions to committees and local governing bodies, or in some cases to individuals. Guidance can be found in the Governance Handbook available at:

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