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Powers of the local authority in maintained schools

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Last updated on 6 October 2016
School types: Maintained · School phases: All
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What powers does the LA have in maintained schools? We relay advice from the DfE and two of our associate education experts on the role and powers of the local authority (LA) in maintained schools. We also look at LA visits to schools and the LA's role in voluntary aided (VA) schools.

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  1. 1 LA's responsibility for performance standards
  2. 2 Schools must share some information with their LA
  3. 3 Schools must follow financial guidance from their LA
  4. 4 Can the LA overturn a governing body decision?
  5. 5 LA visits to the school
  6. 6 School reviews by LAs
  7. 7 Can the LA direct governors to take on specific roles?

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