Education and the budget

From the Budget speech.  

First, I can announce that we are going to complete the task of setting schools free from local education bureaucracy, and we’re going to do it in this Parliament.

I am today providing extra funding so that by 2020 every primary and secondary school in England will be, or be in the process of becoming, an academy.

Second, we’re going to focus on the performance of schools in the north, where results have not been as strong as we’d like.

London’s school system has been turned around; we can do the same in the Northern Powerhouse and I’ve asked outstanding Bradford head teacher Sir Nick Weller to provide us with a plan.Third, we are going to look at teaching maths to 18 for all pupils.

And fourth, we are going to introduce a fair National Funding Formula – and I’m today committing half a billion pounds to speed up its introduction.

We will consult, and our objective is to get over 90% of the schools that will benefit onto the new formula by the end of this parliament.

The Government delivering on its promise of fair funding for our schools.

Tomorrow my RHF the Education Secretary will publish a White Paper setting out further improvements we will make to the quality of education.

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