16 Jun '14

News UK council leaders call for more power over academies and free schools

In wake of 'Trojan horse' row, Local Government Association says councils should be able to intervene sooner in all schoolsUK councils should be given more influence over academies and free schools in their area in the wake of the 'Trojan horse' investigations, council leaders are arguing.The Local Government Association (LGA) wants councils to be have the power to trigger Ofsted inspections, challenge governors, scrutinise budgets and intervene at an early stage in all schools in a region, including free schools and academies. Continue reading...

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