Slides in this set
The Academies Act 2010
Allows all existing state schools to become academy
schools. Academies benefit from greater freedoms to
innovate and raise standards. These include:
· freedom from local authority control;
· the ability to set their own pay and conditions for staff;
· freedoms around the delivery of the curriculum; and
· the ability to change the lengths of terms and school days.
Allows parents, teachers, charities and businesses
to set up their own schools. They are funded by the
government, free to attend and non-selective, but not
controlled by local authorities hence the term
Reform of the exam system
scrapped modules at GCSE
want exam boards to work with universities to
develop new A Levels.
scrapped January exams
want all AS and A Level exams to be taken at
the end of 2 years so no modules
restrictions on the number of resits allowed.
Increasing equality of opportunity
introduction of the Pupil Premium, where
schools get money to support disadvantaged
currently £619 per qualifying pupil.
introduction of summer schools for
disadvantaged children to help them in the
transition to secondary school.
abolished EMA straight away in 2010.
The introduction of
University Technical Schools to give
technical education to 14-19 year olds.
Sponsored by a local university and local
employers. So far, there are 5 of these.
Studio Schools providing practical
education, including work experience. There
are 16 of these so far.
Evaluation of Coalition
·Heavily criticised by Labour, teachers and
·Gove wants to take A Levels back to how
they were before 2000 which is when
results for working class students were
poorer and far fewer went to university.
·Policies are therefore increasing the social
class education divide.