Teaching union urges against major changes

A teachers' union says a government review of how schools are governed should not lead to major changes in the system.

 

The government is looking at how to give headteachers more powers, but some councils fear they could lose responsibilities.

 

The SSTA said there may be a case for councils to take back some duties which have been given to schools.

 

The government will announce detailed plans later in the year.

 

In its submission to the government consultation, the SSTA argues that structural change only diverts energies and resources away from the main challenge of closing the attainment gap.

 

The government has indicated that it wants to devolve as much power as possible to headteachers.

 

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