Today’s poll: Local authority “education trusts” to oversee all state schools – good idea?

The Local Government Association is urging the next government to set up local “education trusts” for all schools, including academies and free schools, which would bring together head teachers and governors, “supported and held to account” by local councils. Would this make sense as a new structure, would it be a backwards step, or are there better options such as smaller federations and trusts?

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  1. Organic_Jane

    SchoolsImprove Judging by the shambolic state of our new learning trust. No! Waste if money and couldn’t organise a knees up in a brewery.

  2. Mac111

    We must not go back to the days of ineffective officers and councillors who only consider their own geographical area and not the needs of all children in their area,

  3. Annette Smith

    Smaller independent trusts! – a definite move from local authorities is required as they work alongside the school and it is doubtful they would not be biased when dealing with complaints.  New independent bodies need to be set up where there is zero tolerance to attempted ‘cover ups’, failure to follow procedures when dealing with complaints – so that staff, parents and students can trust any misconduct will be treated with honesty and integrity ….. especially now DofE are offering litigation insurance cover to schools including Academies ….. they are going to do whatever they need to do to bring complaints to a swift halt before the legal costs get too high!

  4. TeaLadyJune

    SchoolsImprove Eventually the system (sic) will evolve leaner, more effective LAs, which needed refining. They’ll just have another name.

  5. lennyvalentino

    SchoolsImprove ‘Trusts’ seems the key word here. Who do parents trust, who do they want to talk to when there are issues with a school?

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