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Conservative victory: what this means for education
EB News: 13/12/2019 - 09:44
The Conservatives won a majority in the general election, meaning Boris Johnson stays as Prime Minister.
In the Conservative manifesto, there was a pledge to increase school funding by £14 billion, with a promise that "those areas historically underfunded will receive the greatest increase".
It says that each secondary school pupil will receive a minimum of £5,000 next year, and each primary school pupil will receive £4,000 by 2021-22.
There is also a funding boost of £400 million in education for 16-19-year olds, including further education and sixth form colleges.
It also says that every school – including schools rated as outstanding – will receive regular checks, so that parents can be confident their child’s school continues to deliver the best education.
To tackle disruptive behaviour, the Conservative Government has pledged to invest £10 million in national Behaviour Hubs to enable schools which already have an excellent behaviour culture to work closely with other schools to drive improvement.
It also says that salaries for new teachers will be increased to £30,000 by 2022-23 that the Teachers’ Pension Scheme will be increased.
Boris Johnson has also said he will trial “no-notice” Ofsted inspections for schools if he is re-elected.
He also wants to increase the length of inspections from two days to three, and will give an additional £10 million to Ofsted to fund the changes.
Science Minister Chris Skidmore spoke at the BETT Show, reiterating the government's commitment to education technology and working with industry to create solutions that address some of the challenges in education.