That headteachers and unions are up in arms about it says a lot about the priorities of parts of the sector.
Posts Tagged: academies
It’s hard work, but the progressive ideology has not gone away. It would be a tragedy for future generations if we gave in and settled for an easier life.
It now needs to get real. This is clearly the plan in the next few months, starting with the Queen’s Speech tomorrow, leading to the Levelling Up paper.
Academies and free schools have transformed the prospects of so many young people – but progress has stalled. Ministers should make it a priority again.
Defeating “the blob” requires attracting more good people into the teaching profession. Then giving the power to make a difference.
Owen Paterson: Cameron’s Coalition was formed ten years ago today. It left us a message of hope that we should honour.
As a member of his first Cabinet, I was tested in Northern Ireland – as elsewhere the new government reduced the defict and reformed public services.
Furthermore, further education (FE) is another pressing concern for new Tory voters.
Even Corbyn’s Labour is wary of assaulting his free school and academy legacy directly.
The Conservative Party has been at the forefront of reforms which have helped the disadvantaged. Modern history is full of evidence of this vital strain of conservatism.
The new Prime Minister will inherit the worst political legacy in living memory – with the very barest of working majorities.
Robert Halfon: Skills, social justice, standards, and support for teachers. A four-part manifesto for the new Prime Minister.
By extending the ladder of opportunity to those who currently lack it, e can ensure the next generation climbs it.
Just as high performing and well-led schools were allowed to convert to being academies, good local councils should have the chance of financial independence.
“Making those dreams come true: that should be our calling as Conservatives.” Raab’s speech to Onward – full text
“People need the opportunity to benefit from their ability, their determination, and their hard-work.”
Future of Education 3) Calvin Robinson: Leave the curriculum alone, and focus on quality of delivery
The third writer in our mini-series argues for a focus on finding and keeping good teachers. And asking tough questions of some PGCE courses.
We trail a mini-series on what might happen next amidst a sense of uncertainty about will follow the Gove reforms.