A discussion and opportunity to contribute to the Government’s Education White Paper
Over the past decade there has been a gradual but radical change in schools. The RSA has been part of this change; its legacy, the Central Region Schools Trust, is a Multi Academy Trust running 11 schools serving over six thousand pupils from early years right up to 6th Form
The government has recently published its Education White Paper. It cements in place the Academy system for all schools in England. It is out for consultation.
The arguments for the changes are rooted in the ‘Levelling Up’ White Paper - Andy Haldane was a joint author. Government action aims to assist in achieving higher levels of educational attainment. The Act will provide for clear improvement targets to be achieved by 2030. Other priorities will be teacher training and development, paying new teachers more, and providing more specialist training. A single regulatory approach will be taken. A national system for state funded schools will move all schools into Multi-Academy Trusts. Areas in need of extra ‘levelling-up’ investment will be provided with special funding to assist.
RSA Fellows need a clear and strong voice – their views will be important. Come and engage in the debate about the future of our schools, building on Fellows’ knowledge and engagement in the academisation agenda during this period.
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