There should be more transparency

The government stated ambitions are to turn round failing schools and to promote parental choice.  But where is the choice and transparency?

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Views of Headteachers and Chairs of Governors on the role of the LA

The increasing independence of schools as they move to academy status is just the latest stage in the journey of school autonomy which can trace its origins back many years  through foundation schools, grant maintained schools, and local management of schools.

Our survey of the views of headteachers and chairs of governors shows that schools value their increased autonomy and freedoms but recognise that, within clearly defined parameters, the local authority still has a role to play.

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The role of the Local Authority in education

Tamarind Chambers has published its report on a survey conducted amongst Headteachers and Chairs of Governors to gather their views on the role that Local Authorities should play in education.

The survey shows that schools value their increased autonomy and freedoms but recognise that, within clearly defined parameters, the Local Authority still has a role to play.

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