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Children missing education

This research was commissioned by the Local Government Association in December 2019 in response to a growing concern that more and more children were missing out on their entitlement to a formal full-time education.

Changes to local authority powers and duties resulting from Coronavirus Regulations 2020: school admissions COVER

Changes to local authority powers and duties resulting from Coronavirus Regulations 2020: school admissions

A guide to the provisions of the School Admissions (England) (Coronavirus) (Appeals Arrangements) (Amendment) Regulations and to new, modified or suspended local government powers and duties applicable to English councils.

Must knows: Special educational needs and disability COVER

Must know: special educational needs and disability

Councils, schools, colleges and health services must work together to support children and young people with special needs and disabilities.

Must knows education COVER

Must know for education

Despite considerable changes in national education policy and school organisation over recent years, councils retain the bulk of their statutory duties. They have a key role as champions of educational excellence for all children and young people in their areas.

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Improving schools: Moving the conversation on

Every child deserves a good school place, but that isn’t currently available to everyone. Government rules ban councils and council-maintained schools from helping academies and free schools improve. But given their excellent track record in maintaining high educational standards and in turning around failing schools, councils need to be recognised as effective education improvement partners, ready and able to support schools of all types.

Enabling school improvement COVER

Enabling school improvement

While the council role in education continues to evolve, one thing that has remained constant is the vital role that councils play in driving school improvement to ensure that children, young people and their families all have access to a good school place.

LGA position paper Good careers

LGA position paper: principles underpinning good careers advice and guidance

Five guiding principles underpinning a good careers system for all ages

Education and Adoption Act 2016 (Get in on the Act)

An introduction to the Act and summary of the main issues on which the Local Government Association (LGA) lobbied.

100 Days: Making sure every child has a place at a good local school

As schools are given more freedom, it becomes more, not less, important that they are effectively held to account.

The council role in school place planning

The council role in school place planning: Making sure there are enough school places locally' looks at some of the measures taken by councils to meet the recent surge in demand for school places and gives a five-point plan which the LGA believes is necessary to ensure councils have the funding and power to create the further new places needed.   

Build back local

To build back better, we must build back local.

Build back local: Building back better

Read the full 2021 LGA Annual Conference paper.


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