This brief post offers a preliminary assessment of provision for the most able in the 2016 schools white paper.
There was a little-noticed commitment in the Conservative Election Manifesto:
‘We will make sure that all students are pushed to achieve their potential and create more opportunities to stretch the most able.’
The statement was repeated in DfE’s Single departmental plan: 2015 to 2020, so further elucidation was expected in the white paper.
‘Education Excellence Everywhere’ was published on 17 March 2016, together with a ‘DfE Strategy 2015-2020: World class education and care’ and an impact assessment.
The strategy document says that the Department will:
- Engage with stakeholders throughout the Parliament to develop the detailed policies that underpin the priorities
- Set out more detail on each strand over the coming months
It identifies 12 strategic priorities, the fifth being:
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