pound;35m red tape buster

16th March 2001 at 00:00
THE Government has announced pound;35 million extra funding to help schools install a bureaucracy-cutting technology package. More than 2,000 schools have so far tested the new computer system that aims to cut the time spent on form-filling by allowing information about pupils to be passed t parents, inspectors and LEAs electronically. The extra cash will be distributed by local education authorities and the move aims to fulfil the National Grid for Learning objective that admin communication to and between schools should largely cease to be paper-based by 2002.

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