Breaking news from the BBC Paper tax returns to be replaced by digital by 2020

Read more...

Chancellor George Osborne delivers his last budget before the General Election

Read more...

Tax planning for 5 April 2015

Read more...

Offshore account holders are the latest HMRC targets.

Read more...

Plumber jailed for Tax Fraud 10/04/12

Read more...

Education Funding Agency report allegations of financial irregularities

Read more...

Contact Us

News Items

Tax Tips

Brilliant with numbers
Great with people
Clear and precise with advice
Timely and cost effective
In touch with issues that face our clients
Mindful of our client’s long term strategic goals


Helping Your Business is Our Business


Call us now on 023 8083 6900 ABDS Home

News - 13 October 2014

PM calls for wider plans of intervention for failing schools

Wider and more rapid powers of intervention to improve failing schools in England are being proposed by the Prime Minister David Cameron, which will give stronger powers for regional chiefs to make changes in struggling schools.

There will also be a "National Teaching Service" to deploy the best staff to support weaker schools.

However, Russell Hobby, leader of the National Association of Head Teachers, said "cracking the whip" in this way "may make good politics to some but it makes lousy school improvement".

Tonmoy Kumar, Manager of the Accounts Department of ABDS and an active school governor comments:
“The Conservative manifesto proposals will give more direct power to the eight regional school commissioners, who were appointed this year, which will enable them to impose immediate changes on how schools are run, such as introducing new behaviour policies or installing new school governors.”

The Conservatives are also calling for a National Teaching Service, which would help to tackle the problem of schools in challenging areas struggling to recruit high-quality staff. The teachers would be employed by the service, rather than individual schools, and could be sent to under-performing schools anywhere in England.

Brian Lightman, head of the Association of School and College Leaders, also backed the need to recruit the best heads and teachers in the most challenging schools.

But the announcement on a more rapid intervention in schools was criticised by Russell Hobby of the NAHT who accused the government of having carried out a "demolition of local oversight", while Labour highlighted that it had already announced its own plans for the local supervision of standards, which would apply to all state-funded schools.

If you need any help and advice with Free Schools, Academy Schools or Charities, contact Lavinia Newman or Peter Ham now to discuss how ABDS can help bring their experience to these matters.
 

ABDS Chartered Certified Accountants of Southampton.
Tel: 023 8083 6900  E-mail: abds@netaccountants.net

Brilliant with numbers   
Great with people  
Clear and precise with advice
Timely and cost effective 
In touch with issues that face our clients and
mindful of their long term strategic goals

Helping Your Business is Our Business

« Back to News