The first in a mini-series of pieces on ConHome this week about schools after Covid.
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Jonathan Simons is a Director and Head of the Education Practice at Public First, and a former government adviser.Follow @
We should unify all schools under one simple legal status. Opponents of reform are full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
The Government must be bold in helping students grow from passive receivers of higher education into empowered consumers.
We also call on the Government to extend the student loan system – to support those students who want to pursue a technical route, not just an academic one.
The opening of such a school is associated with substantial gains in performance of the lowest performing primary schools nearby.
Our view is that the greatest gains are likely to come in improving broad educational outcomes when thinking about ‘the whole child’.