England & Wales Education and children's services

Special seminar: The Education Act 2011 – working it out


Yesterday the Education Bill gained royal assent. The legislation is designed to create an education system that delivers higher standards for all children. However, some measures will create significant new challenges for local authorities.

The seminar is aimed at local government officers who already have a working knowledge of the main aspects of the legislation. The seminar will briefly go over the legislation, consider the implications of changes to the Bill during its passage in Parliament and discuss what it means for the work of local authorities. There will be a final session to discuss the implications of the new legislation as a whole. It will be led by John Fowler, an LGiU policy manager. John is the co-author of the LGiU’s Academies Act 2010: a concise guide. He has produced several detailed briefings on the Bill and led and contributed to a number of seminars on it.

Date/Time 24/11/2011  12:00-16:00

Venue LGiU, 22 Upper Woburn Place, London WC1H 0TB

Rates One free place per LGIU/CSN member authority (subject to availability); additional places for LGIU/CSN member authorities: £100. Others: £200


A different type of seminar

The LGIU is trialling a new type of seminar. The Unit knows the need for member authorities to keep costs down. This seminar is arranged to start at 12 noon and most attendees should be able to use a super saver return ticket to get to London (the LGIU is a 10-minute walk from Euston and Kings Cross/St Pancras stations, and no more than 20 to 25 minutes by underground from Waterloo, Victoria and Paddington stations). We are also making the first place booked by LGIU/CSN member authorities free. We expect a high demand for places, which are limited to 40. We will consider arranging repeats of this seminar both in London and outside if requested.