Scrap OFSTED call

12th January 1996 at 00:00
The National Union of Teachers, in an attempt to end the divide between the local education authority and grant-maintained sectors, wants LEAs to be responsible for non-selective admission policies and planning, and to have a strategic, support and quality assurance role.

Councils would take over responsibility for inspecting and giving advice to schools. The Office for Standards in Education would be replaced by a new body, the NUT argues in a pamphlet, Schools and Local Authorities: A New Settlement.

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