24 Jun '14

News How Trojan horse could have been a different tale | Estelle Morris

The trend in education is towards more autonomy, but we need to work out who should have power, and how to keep it in checkIdeas are of their time and every now and again something happens that heralds a new era. While the greatest impact of the recent turmoil in Birmingham will be on those directly involved, the fallout could trigger a significant change in the direction of national education policy. Three decades of reform has undoubtedly improved school standards though not without problems or errors. However, while the improvements in the classroom and in the quality of leadership and teaching have been incremental, changes to the wider structure in which schools work have looked more like a revolution. Continue reading...

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