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Jacqueline Baxter

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447326021

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447326021.001.0001

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Democratic Accountability: Governors in a Changing System

Democratic Accountability: Governors in a Changing System

(p.91) Five Democratic Accountability: Governors in a Changing System
School Governance

Jacqueline Baxter

Policy Press

The lack of a proper and robust system of accountability and local oversight was thought to be one of the principal reasons why the ‘Trojan Horse’ affair was allowed to gain such traction, and why it resulted in such a profound crisis for education and for school governance in England. This chapter analyses the cultural, social and political factors that have influenced democratic accountability in education since the post war consensus. Placing it in the context of accountability of public services, it outlines evolutionary changes in terms of what constitutes democratic accountability. The chapter also investigates what impact the English inspection system has had on educational accountability and how this in turn has influenced the policies and practices of school governing.

Keywords:   Accountability, Inspection, School governing, Schools, Education

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