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LABOUR’S PLAN FOR SCHOOLS

10th January, 2024

Labour has a plan for our schools.  A plan for high and rising standards for every child.

Because after 14 years of Tory failure, our children deserve better.

Labour will:

Deliver high and rising standards in early education

  • With childcare that delivers life chances for children as well as work choices for parents
  • Boosting early language skills and spotting children who need support sooner

Support all our children to achieve and thrive

  • With free breakfast clubs in every primary school, driving up attendance and standards
  • Mental health support in schools & communities for all our young people
  • Improving how data is shared to pick up special educational needs and disabilities earlier

Create a better system for inspecting and improving our schools

  • End single word Ofsted judgements and bring in report cards with annual checks on safeguarding and attendance
  • Inspect multi-academy trusts as well as schools themselves
  • Introduce a new focus on improving schools with new regional teams to drive better outcomes for children

Enable school staff to help our children to succeed

  • With over 6,500 more teachers in schools
  • All new teachers to be qualified
  • A new national voice for school support staff
  • A Teacher Training Entitlement for all our teachers
  • Everyone in our schools treated with the respect they deserve.

Prepare young people for their futures

  • With a broader and richer curriculum and a full review of how it’s assessed
  • A strong core of literacy and numeracy alongside access to sports and arts subjects
  • A new focus on speaking and listening skills
  • Ensuring all our children have the digital skills they need

Equip young people with experiences to get them ready for work and ready for life 

  • With professional careers guidance in all our schools & colleges
  • Two weeks’ worth of work experience for all students

We want to work with you to deliver a Labour Government so we can make this plan a reality.

If you work in education and support the Labour Party, we’d love you to join us at labour.org.uk

 

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