Policy landscape 2010-2020
The last six years have seen significant changes in education policy, with the Coalition Government of 2010 to 2015 implementing a raft of measures that made fundamental changes to the structure of the education system, the assessment of children's progress and the funding available for disadvantaged students.
Key education policies of the coalition government are outlined below. While many of these policies were implemented some years ago, their effects are still being keenly felt across the school system.
The Conservative government which came into office in May 2015 has made clear that it is keen to continue with significant reforms to the education system, further focussing on free schools and academies, as well as changes to the way in which attainment is measured and the provision of early years care.
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