Ms. Truss on Improving Teaching


Today, the Education Minister, Elizabeth Truss, delivered a speech to Reform about the changes that the Government is making to the schools system that would result in improved outcomes for the Nation’s children. The speech was mostly focussed on primary education, from what I can see, with talk about the new arrangements for assessment at KS1 and KS2, amongst other things. Now, I am sure that politicians want to see improved outcomes. They want to see improvement, success and wealth. Ms Truss says, near the end of the speech:

“Under the new system, we are clearer on the ends. And give freedom on the means: freedom from government prescription.”

I think that Government believes this to be true. However, I also think that Government, and Ofsted, have not accepted that previous/current practice has given rise to huge unintended consequences that have made the lives of teachers (and SLT) very hard…

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