Call for networks of schools

23rd June 2000 at 01:00
GROUPS of schools should form "learning networks" with their own management and funding, according to a former Labour party education adviser.

Education authorities would be reduced to a strategic role, under the plan by Liz Allen, who worked for Labour between 1994 and 1997.

In a consultation paper for the think-tank and campaigning organisation, the New Local Government Network, she says the school networks could develop into bodies like NS trusts to serve an area.

They could also include groups of schools in different parts of the country, but with similar needs. She said: "We need change and if local government cannot deliver these things then change is going to happen without it."

Ms Allen's report was sponsored by education services firms Rentokil and Nord Anglia.

New Local Government Network, 2nd Floor, 42 Southwark Street, London SE1 1UN. 020 7357 0051.


Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now