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Relationship between academies and the local authority

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Last updated on 17 May 2016
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What powers do local authorities have over academies? Although academies are independent from local authority (LA) control, LAs have some statutory duties that affect academies. This article discusses those duties and looks at how academy governors can respond to problems with the LA.

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  1. 1 Academies are independent from LA control
  2. 2 Safeguarding: academies must work with the LA
  3. 3 SEN: LA responsibility for services
  4. 4 Admissions: role of the LA in academies
  5. 5 Exclusions: LA and academy responsibilities
  6. 6 Performance: LA and academy responsibilities
  7. 7 Can LAs require academies to expand?
  8. 8 How can academy governors resolve a problem with the LA?

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