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Has the DfE lost its focus on school improvement?

Discussion in 'Education news' started by TES_Rosaline, Oct 19, 2018.

  1. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

    The education system is suffering from a severe lack of funding and a recruitment and retention crisis, but there are concerns about the Department for Education and whether it's pulling back at the most inopportune time:

    ‘The Department for Education has “lost” its focus on school improvement, the former national schools commissioner has said.

    Sir David Carter told Tes that the government’s lack of focus on school improvement, combined with pressures on funding and recruitment, meant that the school system was “creaking”.

    In August, Sir David stood down after two and a half years as national schools commissioner, during which he was responsible for overseeing more than 7,000 academies.’

    What do you think? Do you think this is really the case? Is it a good or a bad thing for schools?


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