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Education sector has made 'significant progress' in 4 years

11/07/2014 Kelly
A series of improvements have been made to the education sector in the past four years.

The Department for Education has created a video detailing the progress made in reforming the institutions and ensuring those in teaching jobs are equipped with the best resources for completing their jobs. 

Titled the School Revolution, it features interviews with teachers, governors and educationalists and details how the reforms introduced over the past four years have made a significant difference to frontline services.

Thanks to the changes, teachers are now being given the freedom to innovate, spread their excellence and express their energy, talent and skills in different ways.

Education secretary has praised the "breadth and variety" of improvements in England's schools, but stated it is merely the beginning as he targets further progress. 

Speaking to the first Education Reform Summit in London yesterday (July 10th), Mr Gove said he is pleased that teachers are introducing changes to "improve the lives of the next generation".

As part of the summit, it transpired officials in Shanghai - the highest performing education system in PISA international tests - copied Ofsted ideas when drawing up its own inspection model. This highlights how the current Ofsted system is well placed to be a world leader.  

Back in 2010, more than a fifth of children left primary school without reaching a basic level of literacy and numeracy, while two-fifths finished full-time education without the bare minimum qualifications. However, significant progress has been made since in closing that learning gap.

Mr Gove also noted the twin forces of "economic globalisation and technological advance" mean the world is changing and so the education system has to change in order to keep pace.

"For the next generation to flourish, education systems must equip every child with the knowledge and skills, the qualifications and confidence they need to succeed," the politician remarked. 

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