It is framed as an exploratory discussion document. If a convincing counter-argument emerges I am ready to adjust my views.
Setting the scene
‘Doing Differentiation Differently?’ mentioned in passing a shift in national policy and rhetoric, from ‘no child left behind’ to a substantively different ‘excellence for all’ position.
‘No child left behind’ was a hangover from the Coalition government which briefly survived the change of administration, whereas ‘excellence for all’ – aka ‘education excellence everywhere’ – deliberately puts clear blue water between this administration and its predecessor.
It is identified as one of three core objectives in the DfE’s Single departmental plan: 2015 to 2020:
‘Educational excellence everywhere: every child and young person can access high-quality provision, achieving…
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