Local management of schools

24th November 2000 at 00:00
LOCAL management of schools started on April 1, 1990, with

delegation to heads and

governors being phased in over three years.

The aim was to enable those closest to children's education to deploy resources to best effect. It also tried to make funding more needs-led and transparent by requiring councils to develop explict formulae.

But to most people it remains a bewildering array of special payments with councils considering more than 200 factors in allocating funds. These can include the number of trees in school ground and the cost of emptying septic tanks, according to a survey this year by the National Association of Head Teachers.

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


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