Are reforms to England’s school system delivering?

12:20 pm - 1:00 pm

Jon Andrews will discuss whether significant structural reform has delivered improved standards in education and if the new approach from the secretary of state offers something better. He will draw on EPI’s programme of work on the school system including academies and free schools, access to good school places, and school accountability. We will then talk to one of the original proponents of free schools programme and founder of the Bedford Free School, Mark Lehain, on his reflections of the programme so far, which direction he thinks it will take next, and his priorities as Director of Parents and Teachers for Excellence.