Government Education Reform Programme

Commenting on Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan’s, announcement of the next phase of the government’s education reform programme, Debbie Barnes, Chair of the ADCS Educational Achievement Policy Committee, said:

“Our members are determined in their commitment to ensure that all children receive high quality education that improves their outcomes and enables them to go on to achieve success in later life. But tests alone will not help improve the quality of children and young people’s learning or raise standards across schools; a supply of good quality teachers will. The shortage of teachers is well known and it is unclear as yet how 1,500 teachers will be recruited for the National Teaching Service. There are around 25,000 schools across the country, so to drive improvement and increase pupil achievement for every child and young person there needs to be a greater focus on ensuring the supply of high-quality teachers in all schools.”


The Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) Ltd is the professional leadership association for Directors of Children’s Services and their senior management teams in England.

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