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Rising to the Challenge

With the spectre of 2011 looming ever closer, local authorities with National Challenge schools are increasingly turning to the National Challenge Trust (NCT) school model as a way of strengthening leadership and raising achievement. But as Mark Blois and Vicki Hair of law firm Browne Jacobson explain, the transition to NCT status could be anything but smooth. […]

Fire Service Data Sharing

The UK Government’s modernisation agenda for the fire service (as outlined in the 2003 white paper “Our Fire and Rescue Service” which itself results from the 2002 Bain report) calls for a greater emphasis on fire prevention activities not least since the white paper recognised that 50 per cent of fire related deaths reportedly take place before the fire service is even called. […]