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stability for the education sector?

15 April 2014

The Schools Minister has indicated that he hopes that there will be a significant period of stability in the education sector after the last few years of intensive reforms. Since the coalition came into power, schools have faced a more focused inspection regime, new curricula and the option of greater independence through academy status. The minister, speaking at a ATL conference, has stated whilst these reforms were necessary, the time was to reduce the pace of change and focus of implementation and delivery to allow the reforms to bed in.

Whilst the hope for stability will no doubt be welcomed by all within the education sector, it is not clear whether this represents government policy or, indeed, a view shared by the opposition. Schools do need time to fully adapt to the new circumstances. Continuous reform or changes as a result of a new government wishing to make its mark will only detract from the primary purpose of schools – to prepare young people for later life.

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