Education (Wales) Measure 2011
What is the purpose of the Measure?
The Measure will put in place powers and duties to make collaboration commonplace in the education system, to improve school governance and to simplify the planning of school places in Wales.
The Measure makes provision to:
- drive collaboration between local authorities, governing bodies of maintained schools and Further Education Institutions (“FEIs”);
- give local authorities a power to establish a federation of schools;
- train school governors and to improve clerking of governing bodies;
- prevent schools in the future from changing category so as to become foundation schools
What are the benefits of the Measure?
The Measure complements and supports the work currently being undertaken within the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills on the Front Line Resources Review, in that it will help to embed collaborative models of service planning and delivery and support performance improvement within the education system in Wales.
The proposals will improve school performance and are in the spirit of the School Effectiveness Framework. They address recommendations made by the Enterprise and Learning Committee’s 2009 report on the role of school governors.
How do I find out more information?
To view the approved Measure and supporting documentation, visit the National Archives.