What can the Secretary of State do if a school is ‘eligible for intervention’?

If a maintained school is ‘eligible for intervention‘ the Secretary of State can:

  1. appoint additional governors: section 67
  2. direct closure of the school: section 68
  3. provide for governing body to consist of interim executive members: section 69

Since the focus here is on the process of ‘forced conversion’, I will concentrate on option 2, the only one I have so far seen deployed as part of trying to force conversion of a maintained school into an academy. (Although, of course, appointing additional governors would not be a less dramatic, less hostile and less political response in this context.)

See this other post on IEBs generally.

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