Ed Balls is looking into how independent faith schools are meeting the requirements for them to provide, spiritual, social and emotional development for their pupils.
Will they look into how many have school councils or other methods of whole-school pupil voice (still trying to find out what these are)?
It’d be very interesting to see if the different establishing principles of these schools helps or hinders participation.
I met a deputy head from an indepenedent Quaker school at training I was running for ASCL. For them collaboration, democracy and participation were at the centre of their Quaker, and therefore their school, ethos.