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Secondary Reorganisation

Volume 885: debated on Tuesday 4 February 1975

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40.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what reply he has sent to Kent County Council concerning that authority's proposals for secondary education.

The Kent authority's response to Circular 4/74 was incomplete in its coverage and my officers have been in touch with the authority about the provision of further information.

44.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what studies his Department is undertaking in reform of secondary education.

A good deal of important work is being done by or under the sponsorship of the Schools Council and other bodies. More generally, Her Majesty's inspectors constantly study the organisation and teaching methods of schools and monitor changes and developments within the system.

45.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he is satisfied that the recently submitted scheme for the reorganisation of secondary education in Redbridge meets the criteria set out in Circular 4/74.

A response from Redbridge to the request in Circular 4/74 was received last week and is under consideration. In so far as it envisages the retention of an element of selection it clearly does not meet the criteria in the circular.