Providing school places – who’s responsible, who does what

A recent report (PDF)¬†from the National Audit Office on funding for new school places includes some useful background detail on how the school system works. In particular, a diagram (shown below) on who’s responsible for what provides a useful at-a-glance guide to accountability and likely sources of information.

Roles and responsibilities in providing school places

Roles and responsibilities in providing school places – National Audit Office

For more useful leads and information, skip to the appendices, which lists a range of background material, data and documents that were used in compiling the report and which may contain other information relevant to your own investigation. Sadly, the referencing is not explicit but they could be used as the basis of an advanced search or a Freedom of Information request.

About Paul Bradshaw

Founder of Help Me Investigate. I'm a visiting professor at City University London's School of Journalism, and run an MA in Online Journalism at Birmingham City University. I publish the Online Journalism Blog, and am the co-author of the Online Journalism Handbook and Magazine Editing (3rd edition). I have a particular interest in Freedom of Information and data journalism.
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