Standards cash for independents

13th October 2000 at 01:00
ALL 62 special schools run by voluntary organisations and charities are to have the same access to Government money for raising standards as state-funded mainstream and special schools.

Rowie Shaw, chief executive of NASS, the organisation for nn-maintained and independent special schools, said she was "over the moon" about the announcement. "Although local education authorities have had the power to pass Standards Fund monies on to our schools very few chose to do so," she said.

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