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DfE revised guidance on maintained school organisation

April 29, 2016

The DfE has revised its suite of statutory guidance documents on changes which can be made to local authority maintained schools, including opening and closing schools, although there has been no substantial change to the law since…

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Viewpoint: Social services – who should decide?

April 18, 2016

New Zealand and England have strikingly different approaches to the role which local government should play in the delivery of major social services. Peter McKinlay looks at the differences - and the similarities.

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Engaging your communities through education

November 6, 2015

This Seminar will look at some of the new ideas developing around community education and the pivotal role that local authorities can play in partnership with others. This partnership can be one with local communities, universities and…

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