Schools ‘better off’ run by town halls
A report claiming town halls are best placed to drive improvement in schools has been welcomed by a Wigan councillor.
Bosses at the Local Government Association said local authorities are better placed than regional schools commissioners (RSCs) to drive improvement.
RSCs, appointed by government, oversee schools and academies outside of the jurisdiction of local councils.
The LGA has argued that the RSC system lacks the capacity and capability to oversee increasing numbers of schools as the government pushes ahead with plans for all schools to take on academy status.
Coun Jo Platt, cabinet... read more
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