The TES is reporting that Julian Drinkall, AET chief executive, will consider introducing academic selection to schools.
Julian Drinkall, chief executive of the Academies Enterprise Trust, said: “I think that as we look at each of those schools in the particular markets and catchment areas in which they exist, there might be arguments for selection in certain places.”
The 52-year old, who used to run an independent schools’ group, took over as the £240,000-year boss of AET this month.
In September, the government controversially proposed an expansion of academic selection in its Green Paper, Schools that Work for Everyone.
As well as proposing the creation of the first new grammar schools for decades, the Green Paper suggests that existing non-selective schools could be permitted to go selective.
Asked for his views on the policies, Mr Drinkall said: “I think there will be arguments where grammar schools in certain areas make sense and there will be a number of areas where it doesn’t make sense.”
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