NASUWT COMMENTS ON DECISION TO DROP THE EDUCATION FOR ALL BILL
Commenting on the information released today that the Government will not be proceeding in this Parliament with the Education for All Bill, Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union in the UK, said:
“The Secretary of State has again shown a determination to not blithely follow the path marked out by her predecessors, and to, instead, put her own stamp onto the future policy direction for education, for good or ill.
“Despite today’s announcement, there still remains huge uncertainty about the scope and pace of Government reforms and many unanswered questions, including about the future of funding for schools and about the future role of local authorities in the provision of education.
“However, it is important that Ministers take stock carefully of the current situation and avoid compounding the very serious challenges, including in respect of teacher supply, which have been the product of the last six years of reform.”