25 April 2016
New analysis published today by the Local Government Association (LGA) shows that local authority maintained schools continue to perform more highly in Ofsted inspections than academies.
21 April 2016
Cllr David Simmonds, Chairman of the Local Government Association's Asylum, Refugee and Migration Task Group, responds to the Government's announcement that the UK will provide a resettlement route to the UK, specifically designed for ‘Children at Risk' from the Middle East and North Africa region.
6 April 2016
Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Community and Wellbeing spokeswoman at the LGA, responds to research by University College London that shows toddlers' eating habits may harm long-term health.
27 March 2016
This joint letter was published in the Observer on 27 March 2016.
18 March 2016
The LGA opposes the government's forced academisation plans. We have produced a briefing that explains the proposals and sets out our concerns about the quality of Multi-Academy Trusts, the funding shortfall for conversion, and the duties that will remain for local government without adequate powers to discharge them properly.
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