21 November 2018

ATLP CEO comments on new Government plans to support underperforming schools

ATLP CEO Richard Gill has been hitting the education headlines this month after providing expert opinion to the Department for Education.

Richard was asked by the DFE to provide news comment on new Government plans to support underperforming schools.

This month the Government announced that: ‘Underperforming schools in England are set to receive extra support under Government plans to raise standards in classrooms across the country.

Following a pledge by the Secretary of State to simplify the school accountability system, giving teachers freedom to get on with their job without interference, Schools Minister Lord Agnew has set out how the department will support schools that are underperforming and how they will be identified.’

Full story here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-sets-out-plans-to-support-underperforming-schools

Richard Gill, National Leader of Education and Member of the Teaching Schools Council, said:

This programme of support, coordinated by the Teaching Schools Council, will ensure that there is greater collaboration across our regions with the aim of providing bespoke support where needed, ensuring that more children and young people can attend a great school. This will also support the self-improving system which relies on effective leaders working beyond their own schools to make improvements to the wider school landscape. Today’s announcements follow the Education Secretary’s commitment with teaching unions and Ofsted to strip away unnecessary workload for teachers, and are part of a drive led by the Education Secretary to trust the best school leaders to make decisions in their staff and pupils’ best interest.”