Local authorities and school improvement: the use of statutory powers

Client: LGA | NFER Contact: Avril Keating

Conducted by NFER on behalf of the LGA, this research examines how local authorities support and challenge their schools, using informal, formal and statutory strategies.

Supporting school improvement has consistently been a key concern for the Government, policymakers and practitioners over the past decade. Local authorities are a central component of the school improvement process, and can use a range of strategies (including statutory powers) to assist schools that are struggling to effect necessary changes and improve their schools.

This research is important reading for all local authority staff, policy makers and practitioners concerned with school improvement.

Timescale: March 2008 - April 2009

NFER Project Code: LGI

Research Report/Findings