UNISON believes that education, including early years and childcare, should be both comprehensive and delivered free at the point of use by local authorities. This route offers democratic local accountability and efficiency through economies of scale. The key issue for school education is not governance but budget cuts. Schools have had £300million in cuts over the last five years with more to come. UNISON believes that it is through investment in schools and the development of education teams that we will drive attainment and close the attainment gap. Changing structures just focuses attention internally on the organisation itself rather than improving the actual the delivery of services.