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A focus on education in the Queen’s Speech

Today the Queen’s Speech announced several important reforms for the education sector to be introduced in the School’s Bill, expected to be laid before Parliament on Thursday.

A much-anticipated crackdown on attendance levels, with a crackdown on truancy and a requirement for schools to start publishing their plans on how they are dealing with the issue. Alongside this are more powers for Ofsted to crack down on unregistered schools.

Also introduced are measures to ensure more schools would become academies to support the aim to have 90% of children leaving primary school to have achieved the expected levels in reading, writing and maths by 2030.

We also await more details of the proposed direct National Funding Formula , which aims to ensure every school is allocated funding on a fair basis, no matter where they are in the country.

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