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are not in favour of intervention by regional schools commissioners in ‘coasting’ maintained schools and academies. It's unsurprising, then, that there has been some discontent around the government's proposals for a fully-academised system by 2022. Despite this, school leaders are positive about short inspections for ‘good’ schools, with almost nine in 10 (89%) stating that they’re in favour of this recent change to the inspection system. I am in favour of compulsory academisation of maintained schools deemed to be ‘inadequate’ Disagree - 90% N/A - 1% Agree - 9% I am in favour of intervention by regional schools commissioners in ‘coasting’ maintained schools and academies N/A 1% 64% Disagree Join the debate @TheKeySupport 35% Agree What governors think Governors are particularly concerned about changes to assessment and school structure. Monitoring school performance under the new performance measures is expected to be governors' second biggest challenge over the next 12 months, behind budget pressures (27%) and ahead of changing school status (i.e converting to academy status) (13%). More than half of governors (52%) are not convinced that the new performance measures for primary schools and progress 8 measure for secondary schools will more accurately reflect their school’s overall performance. Likewise, two-thirds (66%) of governors do not think the new National Curriculum tests at Key Stages 1 and 2 or the GCSE reforms will have a positive impact on pupils’ attainment. More than eight in 10 (82%) governors disagree with the compulsory academisation of maintained schools deemed to be ‘inadequate’, and almost three-quarters (73%) think there isn’t enough support for schools in this situation. Meanwhile, governors are in favour of both short inspections for ‘good’ schools and intervention by regional schools commissioners in ‘coasting’ maintained schools and academies, with 86% and 60% of governors showing their support for these respectively. State of Education Survey 2016 | www.thekeysupport.com 37