Trust to take on Hackney schools

18 Oct 01
The London Borough of Hackney's education service will be the first in the country to be run by an independent non-profitmaking trust, school standards minister Stephen Timms has announced.

19 October 2001

The new body will take full responsibility for trying to turn around the crisis-hit authority's failing education service. It will take over from August 2002, after the current contract with private company Nord Anglia runs out.

The decision was based on the recommendations of a team commissioned by the authority and the Department for Education and Skills to examine the future of education in Hackney.

The board will have 14 members and Hackney will be represented by managing director Max Caller and education committee chair Ian Peacock.

'There is a considerable amount of work required in a very short timescale to establish the trust, but we are confident that Hackney are committed to developing a high-quality education service,' Timms said.


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