The following motion was moved by Ruth Goodall and carried by members at a General meeting of the CLP on 18th August 2017.
Conference notes that the profound restructuring of secondary and primary education which has taken place since 2010, has given to unaccountable private trusts the control of both how and what our children are taught in both primary and secondary schools.
69% of secondary schools are now academies (62%) or ‘free’ (7%) schools. 23% of primary schools are now academies or ‘free’ schools. Cuts to local authorities increase the pressure on the remaining ‘orphan’ schools to sign up or lose funding.
Conference calls on a future Labour Government to return education to the control of local authorities with the funding to allow them to do the job properly.
There were 5 motions debated and carried by members at the 18th Auguist 2017 general meeting. As our CLP can only submit one for debate at annual conference members present at the meeting were ballotted to chose one motion from the five agreed. The outcome of that ballot was that the Brexit motion, not this one was chosen by members to go forward to 2017 Annual Conference.