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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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LGA position paper: principles underpinning good careers advice and guidance

Five guiding principles underpinning a good careers system for all ages

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.