GM staff prefer the new order

2nd June 1995 at 01:00
Opting for grant-maintained status has raised standards, kept class sizes down, provided better provision for children with special needs, and improved in-service training, according to a survey of teachers in opted-out schools. The overwhelming majority - 81 per cent - do not believe that GM schools should be returned to local education authority control.

Not surprisingly, most LEA teachers interviewed for the survey, which was conducted on behalf of the Grant Maintained Schools Foundation, believed otherwise.

The survey, carried out by Research International in February and March, was based on a sample of 401 LEA teachers and 400 GM teachers.

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