A Great Education for All: Our Education Manifesto 2015

One year from today, on May 7th 2015, the General Election will decide the future of education policy in this country.  The Headteachers’ Roundtable think tank is seeking to influence the debate over the coming year by releasing our own Education Election Manifesto.

The manifesto can be downloaded here: Headteachers Roundtable Education Election Manifesto 2015

You can also click on the image below.

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Following the process outlined earlier this year, we received over 50 responses from different people making suggestions for policies and for some of the principles that should guide us.  Taking those ideas on board and adding them to our own, we have now produced a 10-proposal manifesto, covering five key policy areas. Although deliberately sparse, we believe that our proposals represent a coherent roadmap for a system that provides A Great Education for All.

The five key areas are:

  • A World Class Teaching Profession
  • A rigorous, inclusive and flexible curriculum and qualifications framework
  • Intelligent accountability
  • Coherence in a fragmented system
  • Tackling Underachievement at the Source

The 10 proposals are summarised here:

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We are hoping that people engage with the ideas and help us to develop the implementation plans that will follow, leaving comments  on this webpage with constructive suggestions.

We’ve had a commitment from the Secretary of State that he will engage with the manifesto and give us his response.  We discussed this with Michael Gove when we met the three Michaels in February.  We have also sent the manifesto to Tristram Hunt and David Laws and look forward to meeting them and hearing their views as well.

Thanks to everyone who made contributions.

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13 thoughts on “A Great Education for All: Our Education Manifesto 2015

  1. behrfacts May 7, 2014 at 6:39 am Reply

    Reblogged this on behrfacts.

  2. governingmatters May 7, 2014 at 7:29 am Reply

    Thank you for this. I hope the Department will now engage with you in a meaningful way. One thing it would say is, that when developing accountability, there should be some thought given to the development of good governance. Governance is now in the spotlight as never before. Governance is the first layer of accountability and needs to be strong and fit for purpose. When governors carry out their core purpose, the rest, as far as accountability goes, becomes easier.

  3. teachingbattleground May 8, 2014 at 12:49 pm Reply

    Reblogged this on The Echo Chamber.

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  6. Jane May 10, 2014 at 2:19 pm Reply

    With the introduction if more 14-19 schools such as UTC’s there needs to more careful thought about the transition at the end of year 9 as at the end of year 6. Point 4b could incorporate this as students at this point are making big decisions about their future life choices

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    As primary executive head particularly interested in parenting support strategy. Currently establishing a ‘Stay & Play’ morning for preschoolers so heads of school & I can model play, communication & help support school readiness.

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