In her speech at the state opening of parliament, the Queen outlined the Children and Families Bill in which more powers will be given to the children's commissioner for England to protect children's rights, taking over some responsibilities from England's schools' inspectorate, Ofsted.
Russell Hobby, general secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), said: "We welcome the strengthening of the Children’s Commissioner’s role. We hope this commitment is backed by the necessary funding the post requires and look forward to establishing a closer working relationship between school leaders across the whole of the UK and the Commissioner’s office."
You can read what Children's Commisioner Maggie Atkinson said regarding the proposals here.
Page Published: 10/05/2012