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Research and analysis
Action research into the evolving role of the local authority in education
This explores how local authorities are evolving to meet the needs of a more autonomous education system.
This study provides a picture, drawn from a small number of local authorities from across the country, of how local authorities are practically responding to the challenges and opportunities afforded by a more autonomous education system.
9 local authorities were selected to take part in the action research, based on criteria which were designed to ensure a broadly representative sample. The selection included authorities with a high percentage of well‐established academies, authorities with a high percentage of newly converted academies, authorities with a rich diversity of schools including academies, free schools and teaching schools, and authorities with a high proportion of community, voluntary aided and voluntary controlled schools.