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Education: News In Brief


Wednesday, July 28, 1999 Published at 16:54 GMT 17:54 UK

More authorities under scrutiny

The Office for Standards in Education has announced which local education authorities are set to be inspected next year.

The authorities, which will be inspected with the assistance of the Audit Commission, are intended to include a range of London boroughs and county councils, metropolitan and unitary authorities and high and low performers.

"No-one doubts the need for local education authority inspection. If school standards are to rise, the performance of LEAs must also improve," said the Chief Inspector of Schools in England, Chris Woodhead.

Highly-critical inspection reports for the London boroughs of Islington and Hackney and Liverpool have led to government intervention and the privatisation of education services.

The authorities to be inspected from Spring 2000 are:

    Bradford
    Brighton and Hove
    Camden
    City of York
    Corporation of London
    Hammersmith and Fulham
    Kensington and Chelsea
    Luton
    North Yorkshire
    Portsmouth
    Rochdale
    Tameside
    Trafford
    Waltham Forest
    Wandsworth
    Westminster
    Wolverhampton





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