Government unveils Schools White Paper

By March 29, 2022 Industry News

The long-awaited Schools White Paper was published on Monday 28 March.

The Schools White Paper sets out a series of new measures including:

  • Schools will offer a minimum school week of 32.5 hours by September 2023
  • Ofsted will inspect every school by 2025, including the backlog of ‘outstanding’ schools that haven’t been inspected for many years
  • By 2030 all children will be taught in a school in, or in the process of joining, a strong multi-academy trust
  • At least £100m to put the Education Endowment Foundation on a long-term footing

Other plans in the White Paper include:

  • 500,000 teacher training and development opportunities by 2024
  • £30,000 starting salaries to attract and retain the best teachers
  • Payments to recruit and keep talented physics, chemistry, computing and maths teachers working in disadvantaged schools
  • A register for children not in school to make sure no child is lost from the system
  • Every school to have access to funded training for a senior mental health lead to deliver a whole school approach to health and wellbeing
  • Oak National Academy becoming a Government body with sole focus on supporting teachers to deliver the very best lesson content
  • Up to 6 million tutoring courses by 2024 and action to cement tuition as a permanent feature of the school system
  • The school system working as a whole to raise standards with trusts responsible for running schools while local authorities are empowered to champion the interests of children


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