Evidence of change

Will the new coalition government allow schools the freedom to put evidence-based education into practice? Jonathan Haslam looks at the challenges for an administration with strong opinions on education

THE NEW COALITION GOVERNMENT has said that it wants to make big changes to education. Already, in its initial agreement, it has highlighted three reforms of schools:

    • That new providers can enter the state school system in response to parental demand;
    • That all schools have greater freedom over the curriculum; and
    • That all schools are held properly accountable.

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June 2010