Academies: North of England

Department for Education written question – answered on 21st June 2018.

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Photo of Lucy Powell Lucy Powell Labour/Co-operative, Manchester Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many business leaders have been matched by the Academy Ambassadors programme with multi-academy trusts operating in the Northern Powerhouse.

Photo of Nadhim Zahawi Nadhim Zahawi The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

Holding answer received on 20 June 2018

Academy Ambassadors has helped multi-academy trusts to appoint 287 business leaders to their boards across the northern regions. 121 of these were made by trusts in the Regional Schools Commissioner area of Lancashire and West Yorkshire, 93 in East Midlands and Humber, and 73 in the North. An additional 17 appointments have been made to national multi-academy trusts, some of which have schools in the region.

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