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ERIC Number: EJ1049076
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0892-0206
Governing Bodies That Consider Joining or Creating Federations
Howarth, Eleanor
Management in Education, v29 n1 p20-24 Jan 2015
This article reports the findings of a research study exploring what motivates governing bodies to consider joining or creating a federation, their experiences of the process and the barriers faced. The research methodology involved semi-structured telephone interviews, face-to-face interviews and analysis of relevant documentation. The varied circumstances of participating schools revealed a wide range of drivers for considering federation, which were commonly underpinned by school improvement, professional leadership and pooling resources. Although governors' experiences of the process of becoming a federation were largely positive, the study identified a number of common barriers. The study concludes that, despite the benefits of federation, unlike multi-academy trusts its relatively low profile in current education policy has created a barrier for governing bodies. It is recommended that the government provides the same level of guidance and support for schools considering federation as they do for those considering academization.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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