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Local Schools Network aims to promote the cause of local state schools by celebrating their achievements, informing the public about key issues surrounding them, campaigning for further improvements and answering questions that people may have about them.

The School Governors’ One-Stop Shop (SGOSS) is an independent charity dedicated to recruiting volunteers to serve on school governing bodies across England.

PTA-UK is the national charity representing over 13,750 PTAs across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Mumsnet is now the UK’s busiest social network for parents.

Useful publications

"They Never Give Up On You" is a report by the Office of the Children's Commissioner which has examined the detail of the processes in place for excluding children from state-funded schools, and the factors which influence schools’ decisions to exclude a child.

Education Act 2011 - Information For Parents is a booklet containing information about the implications of the Education Act for parents by the teachers' union, the NASUWT.