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Opinion: Champions for London’s Children

The Liberal Democrat education policy, written before the General Election, detailed a strong strategic role for councils, including commissioning new schools and holding all schools to account whatever their status.

The question now is whether this is more than just a change in the mood music, and whether the Coalition is genuinely up for endorsing local authorities who seek to hold academies to account as part of a strong ‘champion for children’ role.  And moreover, whether they will give councils the teeth they need to do it properly.

Who better to rise to this challenge and make the case persuasively to government …

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  • User AvatarAlex Sabine 26th Jan - 10:16pm
    Without wishing to intrude on a private argument, might I just say how much I agree with Matthew Harris's comment, in particular, about the role...
  • User AvatarHywel 26th Jan - 10:11pm
    Silly comment Tsar Nicholas (I wonder if you share any characteristics with your namesake, described on Wikipedia as, "best known as a political conservative whose...
  • User AvatarTsar Nicolas 26th Jan - 9:49pm
    Je suis Alex Carlile.
  • User AvatarCaron 26th Jan - 9:41pm
    Alex, Thanks for commenting. I wonder if I am the only one to notice the irony in what you say. The man advocating mass surveillance...
  • User AvatarZoe O'connell 26th Jan - 9:34pm
    I second/third the comments by Lauren and Jennie above - whilst any move away from conversion therapy is welcome, this MoU needs to come with...
  • User AvatarHywel 26th Jan - 9:27pm
    And a further point Alex, in your speech today which I 've just read you said: "Your Lordships will recall that as a result of...