School Governance

‘We need to end the school places crisis and mend a fractured education system. Education should not be run for profit. We need to invest in education.’

Children’s education is being undermined by the current Government’s failure to provide sufficient primary schools. Local democratic governance needs to be rebuilt to provide support for all schools. We argue here against the educational market, forcing schools to become academies, and schools run to make a profit.

Academies and Free Schools – please click here.

Not for profit? – Nigel Gann (author of Improving School Governance) (This is a shortened version of a longer article that appeared in Forum – the full article is here – restricted access).

For a democratised local school system – Professor Richard Hatcher (Birmingham City University and Professor Ken Jones, Goldsmiths College, University of London).

The impact of poor buildings – Dr Pamela Woolner (University of Newcastle)

Make schools Our business – Dr Sarah Amsler (University of Lincoln)

Remaking school governance – Stewart Ranson (Emeritus Professor, University of Warwick)

Grammar schools and selection – please click here.

The NUT’s Edufact series also includes briefings on



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