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Middle tier in schooling needs democratic input

Shock horror: local councils are back in favour to play a part in education. After around 30 years when local education authorities have been increasingly both emasculated and marginalised in the running of education in their local areas the Schools’ Minister, David Laws, seems to be calling a halt to this sidelining of democratically elected local councils in a speech to the CentreForum think tank later this morning. 472 more words


Overlooked Risk in Middle Tier M&A?

If you have ever been part of a big public company merger then most likely the merger included an audit and review of the IT assets, principally those that provide the accounting and reporting.  530 more words

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The Middle Tier: Shorter version - it won't work

I have seen several proposals kicking around over the past few weeks. Lots of good points in all of them. I would like to make two very quick points. 383 more words

Education Reforms

Is a new vision for local government quietly emerging?

Over the past 30 or more years, successive central governments have done everything they can to demolish English local government. Powers and functions have been seized by ministers for themselves or handed over to unaccountable quangos or outsourcing companies like Capita and Serco. 688 more words

Gove's Major-Generals

In 1655 Oliver Cromwell divided the country into 10 regions and appointed a Major General to run each of them. He had finally got tired of the traditional rulers of the countryside, finding them unwilling to impose the ideology of the puritan revolution. 570 more words

Did the PM see this one coming?

Ofsted put a secondary school in the Prime Minister’s constituency into special measures this week. This was the second secondary school in Oxfordshire to go into special measures in less than a year. 548 more words


It's Easy To Express But Hard To Tell!.....

…………That line comes from Joni Mitchell and it’s about ‘Sorrow’ which she says is “easy to express but hard to tell!” Which shows two things – one the fact that I’m quoting it must mean I am sorry about something – and I am – and secondly that if I know quotes from Joni Mitchell I must be an old hippy – and again – I am!!! 1,880 more words

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