The role of the Local Authority in education
Tamarind Chambers has published a 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.
Schools White Paper, The Importance of Teaching
Briefing on the Coalition Government’s Schools White Paper, The Importance of Teaching – Schools White Paper what it says TC
The Schools White Paper 2010 outlined proposed changes to the role of local authorities and the responsibilities of schools with regard to school improvement – see our short briefing paper
Academy Trust Governance
A briefing on academy trust governance briefing on academy trust governance for school governors considering conversion to academy status.
Local Authority Influenced Persons
An Academy must avoid becoming subject to the influence of a local authority. To understand what this means, read our advice note.
CRB checks and governors of maintained schools
Governors of maintained schools are not legally required to have a CRB check; our briefing outlines the role of CRB checks and when they are applicable to the role of governors.