‘Coasting’ schools improvement plan and childcare measures set to be unveiled in Queen’s Speech

The BBC is reporting that today’s Queen’s Speech is expected to set out how standards can be raised in so-called “coasting schools” along with measures towards doubling free childcare for parents of three and four-year-olds…

…The proposals expected in the Queen’s Speech will call for higher standards in schools in the Ofsted category of “requires improvement”…

Schools which are failing to make progress would have to work with expert advisers or bring in another high-achieving school as a sponsor.

If a “coasting school” does not show improvement the governing body could be replaced and the school turned into an academy…

There is also expected to be a step towards doubling the amount of free childcare for working parents of three and four-year-olds from 2017, increasing from 15 to 30 hours per week.

The government’s plans for the next Parliament are also expected to include measures to speed up the adoption process in England…

More at: Queen’s Speech: ‘Coasting’ schools improvement plan


UPDATE: Here’s an excellent summary of the key points revealed from the TES: Seven things schools will need to know after the Queen’s Speech


It will be interesting to see if there is any more detail revealed about the plans for so-called “coasting schools” such as exactly who or what will trigger an intervention.

Anything in particular you will be looking out for or will we have to wait longer still to get the real nitty gritty of how this is all going to work?


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