Day 6 – Parent Power

So the PM said yesterday that parents are to have more power over school provision – parents will be able to trigger action of a local authority if they are unhappy about standards.

We can expect the introduction of a “School Well Being Card” which diminishes the emphasis on League tables. It will ask parents whether they are happy about standards at their children’s school but will not just embrace results but the welfare and behaviour of the children at the school as well.

Quite. That’s what we want now. For our elected representatives to listen to what parents want; and for our unelected education officials to advise according to evidence and not allow urban myths to become fact.

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