Do councils have a future in education?

By John Tizard | 26 October 2016

Reading the excellent report from the Centre for Public Scrutiny (CfPS) on accountability and the ever-changing education governance architecture Your School, Your Community, I was reminded once again of how democratic local government has seen its role, responsibility and accountability for schools and their education outcomes diminished.

It was encouraging to see the Local Government Association (LGA) speak out recently as the Government plans to end councils’ role in supporting school improvement and intervening in failing schools.

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