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Increased role for local authorities?

Increased role for local authorities?

Councils need to bolster their role in shaping local education to ensure schools are supporting their areas' most vulnerable children, new Association of Directors of Children's Services president Alison Michalska has said.

 

Alison Michalska took over as ADCS president on 1 April. Picture: ADCS

In her inaugural speech after taking over the helm of the organisation on 1 April, she said it is time to "reset the role of the local authority" in schools and for directors of children's services (DCSs) and lead members to prioritise their responsibility over children's education. 

She said she is concerned that with the proliferation of academies and free schools that education has moved down the agenda for many councils.

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