Aiming high: raising the achievement of minority ethnic pupils March 3, 2003

Schools Minister Stephen Twigg will today (4 March 2003) launch the Government’s most in-depth consultation document yet on raising the academic achievement of ethnic minority pupils. In a keynote speech to a New Local Government Network conference in London, the Minister will also announce the availability of new national data that for the first time […]

Education & Social Exclusion: Closing the Achievement Gap February 19, 2003

Business Design Centre, London N1, Tuesday 4 March 2003 with Stephen Twigg MP, Minister for Schools, DfES Despite a steady overall improvement in educational standards, the gap in performance continues to widen with particular groups of children and young people being left behind. What should modern local authorities and their partners be doing to confront […]

New Roles for Modern Members: Enhancing Local Democracy for Stronger Communities February 3, 2003

One day national conference Victoria Plaza Park Hotel, London SW1, Thursday 27 February In recent years, the Government has introduced a series of initiatives – Best Value, Local Strategic Partnerships and, more recently, Comprehensive Performance Assessment – that have impacted directly on the roles and responsibilities of elected members. The development of such reforms has […]

Alan Milburn Speech to NLGN and New Health Network January 27, 2003

EVENT NOTICE NLGN and the New Health Network presents Locality and diversity in the new National Health Service with Rt Hon Alan Milburn MP Secretary of State for Health Dan Corry, Executive Director, NLGN Margaret Mythen, Chief Executive, the New Health Network Wednesday 5 February Central London ATTENDANCE BY INVITE ONLY RSVP: All NLGN […]

NLGN adds its voice to debate over Audit Commission review of PFI projects January 16, 2003

With the launch of the Audit Commission’s comprehensive review of schools built using the Private Finance Initiative scheme, Dan Corry, Executive Director of independent think-tank, the New Local Government Network (NLGN) today said: “The Audit Commission report is welcome, offering a thorough and independent look at the workings of established PFI schemes for schools and […]