Public confidence in the education system at risk unless councils are given powers to keep a check on academies and free schools

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LocalGovlogoThe Local Government Association has called on the government to give local authorities much greater powers to keep a check on academies and free schools.  Councillor David Simmonds, chairman of the LGA’s Children and Young People Board, said: “Whitehall acknowledges that it lacks the capacity and local knowledge to oversee the more than 3,500 academies and free schools in England and parents deserve a local organisation to act as a first port of call if they are not satisfied with the response from their child’s school or its governing body”

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