Future Council role in Education


The DfE recently commissioned a report (from ISOS & co funded by the LGA) which looked at the evolving role of local authorities. The report considered this role from the point that the market is increasingly marked by greater autonomy of schools through the expansion of academies and free schools. The government sees LA's as commissioners not providers but there are often difficulties in this with LA's still having statutory obligations that are more tasking to fill as they lose the ability to be a provider.