Queen’s Speech: Intervention for ‘coasting’ schools
BBC News | Sean Coughlan Education correspondent | 27 May 2015
Underperforming schools in England will face a more rapid intervention, under plans announced in the Queen’s Speech.
The government’s proposed legislation will mean that more schools are likely to become academies.
An education bill will target so-called “coasting” schools which have shown a “prolonged period of mediocre performance”.
Labour’s Tristram Hunt said a more pressing issue for school standards was “the quality of classroom teaching”.
Head teachers’ leaders warned that such “structural changes” would be irrelevant unless the government addressed a “looming crisis in both funding and recruitment”.