Are we in danger of shedding the middle tier?

This think piece provides a brief overview of the current debate around the ‘middle tier’ – the ‘mediating layer’ between central government and schools – and the role of local authorities in the fast changing education landscape it suggests that the Secretary of State will be reaching a decision on this issue before much longer, and argues that it is imperative that local government collectively becomes more actively engaged in the discussion of it’s own future.