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The Secretary of State for Education, the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, wrote to all local authorities on 26 May 2010 inviting them to join him in dialogue about how to make the vision for a new school system a reality. A copy of that letter is available to download from this page.
The Secretary of State wanted local authorities to work in partnership with him to improve standards for all children, to see authorities acting as powerful champions of excellence; not only in education but also in the provision of wider children’s services which are essential for many children, including vulnerable children in particular.
At the Local Government Association conference on 8 July 2010, the Secretary of State announced his intention to establish a Ministerial Advisory Group to consider the role of the local authority in relation to education and children’s services. This was to enable dialogue between ministers and local authorities to consider all such issues, in partnership between central and local Government.
The first meeting of the new Ministerial Advisory Group was subsequently held on 29 July 2010.
Local and Community Policy Division
Department for Education
Telephone: 0207 340 7483
Invitation to all local authorities to discuss their role in providing education and children's services.
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