House of Lords debate: Maintained and independent schools 

In a debate in the House of Lords, Lord Lexden (Con, former general secretary of ISC) asked the government "what assessment they have made of the progress of partnership work between maintained and independent schools."

In his opening statement Lord Lexden talked about the valuable partnership work which had been going on for many years before talking about the 'Schools that work for everyone' green paper.

Responding to the debate for the government, Lord Nash talked about the importance of partnership work, noting the excellent work done by many schools, whilst encouraging more but recognising issues of capacity which exist.

The full debate can be seen on Hansard.

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