Primary Education News

3 Sep '14

News Nicky Morgan denies she plans to back compulsory setting in schools

Education secretary says there is 'no truth in these rumours' as former Gove adviser says No 10 wants policy in Tory manifestoNicky Morgan, the education secretary, has slapped down suggestions she is on the verge of endorsing compulsory setting in secondary schools based on ability, as the special adviser to the former education secretary Michael Gove said No 10 wanted to announce the policy as a Conservative manifesto commitment.David Cameron has long been a personal supporter of setting, a means by which children are put in classes for specific subjects based on ability. The prime minister believes it will be popular with parents and help bright children excel. Continue reading...

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