ENYAN Debbie Barnes on reaffirming the role of the local authority in education

“Education systems in England have changed radically over the past few years with a transformed role for local authorities, a more autonomous school system and a move towards sector-led school improvement. Many say that this shift heralds the end of the auhtority’s role in education, but they are misinformed. We continue to play a unique role in understanding and shaping arrangements to meet the holistic needs of our citizens – their employment, health, leisure, education and skills needs.”

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