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Education and Adoption Bill passes through Parliament

Landmark bill to introduce 'swifter intervention' for underperforming schools have been approved

Posted by Stephanie Broad | February 25, 2016 | People, policy, politics

New measures allowing swifter intervention where a school is coasting or failing have been approved, as the Education and Adoption Bill completes its passage through Parliament. 

The bill will see more schools becoming academies, giving power and responsibility to teachers on the front line. The Department for Education says that measures within the bill will ‘speed up the transformation of schools, removing bureaucracy and delaying tactics that have made it difficult for successful, expert sponsors to offer support to underperforming schools’. 

Schools Minister, Nick Gibb, said: “The measures in the Education and Adoption Bill will improve the life chances of thousands of children in communities across England.

“The bill will raise standards in schools by allowing us to tackle failure from day one, ensuring swift action is taken wherever a school is not providing the high standards of education rightly expected by parents.”

The bill will now go to Her Majesty the Queen for royal assent, which when given will turn the bill into an act of Parliament. The measures in the bill will come into force as soon as possible after the bill receives royal assent.   

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