The North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) has been chosen to be one of three pilot sites testing new models of locality based governance and partnership. The ground-breaking LocalED project was launched in April with nine school-led partnerships and local authorities.

The pilots will develop ways by focusing on localities to improve support for vulnerable pupils in individual schools and academy trusts; to explore using combined authorities as the basis for supporting school improvement, and, to test a different, more professionally – reliant approach to accountability.

Each pilot is running for 2 years, between April 2022 and April 2024, and a final report on learning from the pilots will then be published.

Pilot 1 – Support for vulnerable young people
Pilot 2 – Combined Authorities as the base for supporting school improvement
Pilot 3 – Towards a new model of accountability


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A final report on learning from the pilots will then be published after the end of the project.  For further information on LocalED, including further background on the pilots and the questions they are seeking to evaluate, visit their website or email them at